Dec. events | Federal Way Community Calendar

Tree lighting ceremony: Free event at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Town Square Park. Enjoy music, cocoa and cookies, see Santa and watch the mayor light the tree.

Jingle Bell Brunch: From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2, wear your flannels and eat some flapjacks at the Jingle Bell Brunch at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way. The event costs $15.

Tree lighting ceremony: Free event at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Town Square Park. Enjoy music, cocoa and cookies, see Santa and watch the mayor light the tree.

Paws with a Cause Painting Party: Paint a portrait of a local pet from a shelter to help them get adopted from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3. The library is located at 34200 1st Way South, Federal Way.

Last City Council meeting of the year: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the council chambers (upstairs and to the left) at City Hall (33325 8th Ave. S.).

Poverty Bay Cafe Holiday Market: Join FUSION on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an enchanting afternoon filled with holiday spirit and shop a variety of handmade items from local vendors. Poverty Bay Cafe is located at 1108 South 322nd Place in Federal Way.

FW School Board meeting: 6 p.m Dec. 12 at Mark Twain Elementary, 2450 South Star Lake Road, Federal Way.

Carols by Candlelight: A free family Christmas sing along at the Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15. They sing both secular and sacred favorites.

Sleeping Beauty: A Holiday Panto written by Vince Brady and produced by Centerstage Theatre. Performances open on Nov. 26 and close Dec. 17, with no performance on Dec. 1. Located at 3200 Southwest Dash Point Road. Visit for info and tickets.

Heritage Center Annual Holiday Open House: “Come (re) Experience Christmas of the 1960’s” and join the Historical Society from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Steel Lake Annex Park.

Winter Bonsai Solstice: From 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Pacific Bonsai Museum illuminates its world-renowned collection with soft holiday lights for its annual Winter Bonsai Solstice. Come take an evening stroll to take in beautiful bonsai and then stay to enjoy treats, shop for gifts, sip hot chocolate, and feel the support of community. This is a family-friendly tradition that warmly embraces the generous spirit of the holidays. Suggested donation: $0-$12 for adults. No reservations or advance tickets are needed.

2nd Annual Youth/Young Adult Summit and Winter Wonderland: From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 16 at Decatur High School, join the African Young Dreamers Empowerment Program Intl. (AYDEPI). The event will feature youth talks led by youth, launch of AYDEPI’s new song, games, raffles and awards, free African food and non-alcoholic beverages and much more. The event is for ages 14 to 30 and is free. Contact 253-332-2146 for more information. The event is located at 2800 Southwest 320th St, Federal Way.

Hot off the presses: The Federal Way Mirror invites you to join the paper from 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Poverty Bay Café for informal conversation and coffee. You’ll be able to ask the newspaper staff about their work or talk about issues affecting the region, such as homelessness, addiction and development, all while supporting a local business and the work of nonprofit FUSION to serve families in need. Poverty Bay Café is located at 1108 S. 322nd Place in Federal Way, north of Celebration Park. Questions? Email

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