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Lots of free and family holiday events happening this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Dec. 17, 2011 at 8:00 am |
December 17, 2011 10:06 am

Zoolights, Peter Haley, staff photographer

Free
Bryan Bowers, autoharpist 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Tacoma Public Library Main Branch, Olympic Room, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma.

Jazz LIVE at Marine View featuring Michael Powers third annual Christmas Jazz 5 p.m. Dec. 18, Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive N.E., Tacoma. 253-229-9206, marineviewpc.org.

Gig Harbor Peninsula Civic Orchestra 7-9 p.m. Dec. 17, Peninsula High School Auditorium, 14105 Purdy Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. ghpcorchestra.com.

Christmas Should Be Free Illumni Men’s Chorale concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Pacific Lutheran Univeristy, Tacoma. 253-841-3761, illumnimenschorale.com/concerts.

Dickens Carolers Concert and Family Celebration 9:50-10:50 a.m. Dec. 18, First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, 20 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-272-3286, fpctacoma.com.

Messiah Sing-Along 4 p.m. Dec. 18, Fox Island United Church of Christ, 726 Sixth Avenue, Fox Island. foxislanducc.org.

Traditional holiday
Zoolights 5-9 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Free-$8. 253-591-5337, pdza.org.

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem 9:50 a.m.-10:50 a.m. Dec. 18, First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, 20 Tacoma Ave. S, Tacoma. 253-272-3286, fpctacoma.com.

God Gives Good – a musical journey through the Christmas story 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18, 21-23, Tacoma Light & Life Christian Fellowship, 611 E. 82nd St., Tacoma.
$5 (Wednesdays free), audiogospel.net.

Christmas around Tacoma Take a virtual trip around Tacoma and create holiday keepsakes along the way, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 17, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma.

Christmas with Choral Arts 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. $18-$23. 877-404-2269, choral-arts.org.

“The Nutcracker” 3 p.m. Dec. 17-18, 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $19; $39; $49; $60. 253-591-5890.

Outdoors
Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Walks 12:30 p.m. daily Dec. 17-24, Dec. 26-Jan. 8, Mount Rainier National Park, 55210 238th Ave. E., Ashford. $4 donation.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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