Volunteers from Thomas Jefferson Key Club. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Volunteers from Thomas Jefferson Key Club. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Jingle Bell Brunch tradition returns in Federal Way

The holiday breakfast event included visits with Santa Claus, a hot cocoa station and more.

The Jingle Bell Brunch returned to Federal Way last Saturday.

On Dec. 4, about 125 people gathered at the Federal Way Community Center for the holiday event since it was last held in 2019. The Jingle Bell Brunch has been a Federal Way tradition for 16 years.

The event included breakfast with Santa Claus, a hot cocoa station, crafts, games and a dance party in the snow with several characters such as Rudolph, Olaf and Anna from Disney’s “Frozen,” Belle from “Beauty and the Beast,” and Snow White.

“The Federal Way Parks department is so happy to be back and providing meaningful events for the community to get together with friends and family and create special memories such as these,” said Cassie Swan, Federal Way’s recreation coordinator of cultural arts and community events.

Jingle Bell Brunch was supported by in kind donations from local businesses Ellenos Yogurt and Smith Brothers Milk.

Volunteers Shelley Pauls and We Love Our City provided the cocoa/beverage station, and the Thomas Jefferson Key Club provided 15 outstanding volunteers to dress up in costume and to help with serving and clean up, Swan said.


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A hot cocoa station provided by We Love Our City nonprofit. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

A hot cocoa station provided by We Love Our City nonprofit. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

A dance party in the snow at Federal Way Community Center on Dec. 4. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

A dance party in the snow at Federal Way Community Center on Dec. 4. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Photos with Santa Claus at Jingle Bell Brunch. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Photos with Santa Claus at Jingle Bell Brunch. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

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