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Create a gingerbread house, dance to Skolkis, watch Santa arrive and light the tree in Tacoma and more things to do today

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:00 am |
November 23, 2011 3:48 pm

File photo, Tony Overman, The Olympian

Some events happening today:
Kick up your heals and dance to Skolkis, Seattle’s fiery Scandinavian foursome at the Scandinavian Dance tonight at 7. Guest instructors Milt and Bev Anderson will teach Slangpolska, an elegant Swedish swing dance at Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St., Tacoma. Admission is $10. 253-759-3731.

Gingerbread Jamboree Create a gingerbread house in a festive holiday setting at the Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 26-27, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 936 Broadway, Tacoma. $36. 253-627-6031,

Join in the 66 year tradition of the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade right here in downtown Tacoma. Ring in the season with the fun and you can catch the movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at 2 today. Stick around for the tree lighting after the movie. It’s all happening in front of the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. It’s $14 for the movie, the other festivities are free.

Fine Arts and Crafts of the Pacific Rim showcases the finest regional and International artists and craftsmen. Get a jump on holiday shopping, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26-27, Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma.

Local theater:
“It’s a Wonderful Life” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Buckley Multi-Purpose Building, 811 Main St., Buckley. $15. 360-825-2212,

“Oliver” 8 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Dec. 20-23, Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. 253-588-0042.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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