Tenino Holiday Market

The Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce and Tenino Arts are once again bringing artistry and holiday shopping to downtown Tenino for the 3rd Annual Tenino Holiday Market featuring 30 local artisans with unique hand-crafted gifts, distinctive seasonal décor and & elegant treats to tempt you! The venue will be elegantly decorated and filled with an …

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InGenius! Holiday Night & Day Market

Cozy up with festive refreshments & music while you shop and meet many of the 50 hyper-local artists & artisans with work at InGenius! They’ll have many more of their one-of-a-kind creations available for your holiday shopping pleasure. Enjoy demonstrations and help decorate the Tree of InGenius! Dreams with an ornament you make and can …

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InGenius! Season of Artful Giving

Let the InGenius! Holiday shopping tradition begin! Join friends and neighbors for a season of artful giving. To celebrate this holiday season, InGenius! Local Artisan Gallery & Boutique will offer many chances for you to meet the InGenius! artists and artisans who are helping bring art alive in the heart of Yelm and Thurston County. …

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A Christmas Carol

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we restage Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless story of transformation, absolution, and grace, updated with new chills and thrills for 2022. Join us for a Holiday classic that’s sure to please, with a healthy dose of cheer and the kind of ghostly special …

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MCE: Carols and Bells with Guest Bell Choir

Masterworks and the Celebration Handbell Ensemble join forces to recreate two heartening musical traditions, the singing of Christmas carols and the ringing of handbells. Since the Victorian era, carols and handbells have lent their uplifting music to this traditional time of joy and devotion. Tonight you’ll hear traditional favorites as well as new songs that …

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Experience Oly on Ice This Holiday Season

Oly on Ice, the portable ice-skating rink in that location every year about this time, is a joint venture of the City of Olympia and Ice Rink Events. It runs through Jan. 17, 2022.

Ballet Northwest's The Nutcracker, 2021

The Land of Sweets Is Back at The Washington Center

This year marks The Nutcracker’s jubilant return to The Washington Center, with Josie and Ken Johnson at the helm. Guest artist Lucas Horns will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cavalier alongside a cast of over 150.

Excellent Gift Ideas for Olympia Book Lovers

Consider the gift of a fictitious Olympia or Thurston County: a story set in our home, a gift that supports a local author. What’s great about such a gift is showing out-of-state friends and family a part of our home as only a writer can capture it.

Theater Review: Stardust Christmas Fandango

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Harlequin Productions’ The Stardust Christmas Fandango is the 22nd show in the series of locally written and produced holiday musicals that has been thrilling audiences for decades. Harlequin co-founder Linda Whitney calls it a Christmas card to Olympia. The series started in 1994, and Harlequin has done …

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