Things To Do This Weekend: Dec. 8-11

Things to Do in Kent This Weekend: Dec. 8-11, 2016

Holiday Musicals, Concerts, Craft Bazaars, Soccer and More

It is amazing what a culturally rich, festive area we live in. Here are a few of the many activities and events going on the weekend of December 8 – 11, 2016.

Thoughout December:
Santa Photos (til Dec. 23) and Hooliday Owls (til Jan. 2) at Kent Station.
Ivar’s Clam Lights, Gene Coulon Park, nightly, 5 PM – 9 PM
Kent Firefighters collect toys through mid-December.
Kent HomeStreet Bank collects toys til December 9.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Kent Chronicles: Conversations about the Vietnam Conflict
Kent Historical Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
11 AM – Noon

SpiritFest Community Supper
Pyung An Presbyterian Church (526 12th St., Auburn, WA)
5 PM – 6:30 PM

A Christmas Story: The Musical
by Kentlake HS Drama
Kentlake High School Performing Arts Center
21401 SE Falcon Way, Kent, WA
7 PM – 9 PM

Friday, Dec. 9

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Auburn Library (1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn, WA)
4 PM

Kent Spotlight Series: Windham Hill Winter Solstice
30th Anniversary Concert with Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie & Alex DeGrassi
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center (10020 SE 256th St., Kent, WA)
7:30 PM

A Christmas Story: The Musical
by Kentlake HS Drama
Kentlake High School Performing Arts Center
21401 SE Falcon Way, Kent, WA
7 PM – 9 PM

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)
Burien Actors Theatre (14501 4th Ave. SW, Burien, WA)
8 PM

Float-In Movies
Covington Aquatic Center
(18230 SE 240th St, Covington, WA)
8 PM – 10 PM

Saturday, Dec. 10

Santa Breakfast
Auburn Community & Events Center (910 9th St. SE, Auburn, WA)
8:30 AM – 11 AM

Photos with Santa Paws
AVHS Shelter (4910 S St. SE, Auburn, WA)
9 AM – 2 PM

Kent-Meridian Co-Op Preschool Vendor Market
KM Co-Op Preschool (9425 S. 248th St., Kent, WA)
9 AM – 3 PM

Christmas Rush 5K Fun Run/Walk
Hogan Park (24400 Russell Rd., Kent, WA)
9 AM – Noon

Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Breakfast with Santa
Des Moines Activity Center
9 AM – 1 PM
Call 206-870-6527 for reservations.

Grinch Photo Shoot
Green Dog Grooming (229 First Ave. S., Kent, WA)
9 AM – 5 PM

4th Annual Food Drive for FREE SANTA PHOTOS
Maple Valley Community Center
(22010 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, Washington 98038)
10 AM – 3 PM

Teddy Bear Tea
Auburn Library (1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn, WA)
11 AM

Fun by the Fireside Sing-Along Show
Algona-Pacific Library (255 Ellingson Rd., Pacific, WA)
11 AM

Kent Chronicles: Conversations about the Vietnam Conflict
Kent Historical Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
11 AM – Noon

The Nutcracker (1-hour version)
Auburn Performing Arts Center (702 4th St. NE, Auburn, WA)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Pet Santa Photos
Mud Bay – Kent (10457 SE 240th St., Kent, WA)
1 PM – 3:30 PM
$20 for 5×7″ print + digital copy
All proceeds benefit Forgotten Dogs Rescue.

A Kid’s Life Performing Arts Showcase
Carco Theatre (1717 SE Maple Valley Hwy., Renton, WA)
2 PM

A Christmas Story: The Musical
by Kentlake HS Drama
Kentlake High School Performing Arts Center
21401 SE Falcon Way, Kent, WA
2 PM – 4 PM

Historical Society of Federal Way
Holiday Open House
Steel Lake Annex Museum
Steel Lake Park, 2645 S. 312th St., Federal Way, WA
2 PM – 4 PM

Parent’s Night Out
Les Gove Park Gym (910 9th St. SE, Auburn, WA)
5 PM – 10 PM

A Christmas Story: The Musical
by Kentlake HS Drama
Kentlake High School Performing Arts Center
21401 SE Falcon Way, Kent, WA
7 PM – 9 PM

The Nutcracker
Auburn Performing Arts Center (702 4th St. NE, Auburn, WA)
7:30 PM

Rainier Chorale “Winter Solstice” Holiday Concert
Kent United Methodist Church (11010 SE 248th St., Kent, WA)
7:30 PM

Tacoma Stars vs. Ontario Fury
Youth Soccer Night

ShoWare Center
7:35 PM  (Note: New start time!)

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)
Burien Actors Theatre (14501 4th Ave. SW, Burien, WA)
8 PM

Sunday, Dec. 11

Photos with Santa Paws
AVHS Shelter (4910 S St. SE, Auburn, WA)
9 AM – 2 PM

Free Tours of Pacific Bonsai Museum
2515 S. 336th St., Federal Way, WA
1 PM – 2 PM

The Nutcracker (1-hour version)
Auburn Performing Arts Center (702 4th St. NE, Auburn, WA)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Rainier Chorale “Winter Solstice” Holiday Concert
Kent United Methodist Church
2 PM

WinterLights – ChoralSounds Northwest
Highline Performing Arts Center (401 S. 152nd St., Burien, WA)
2 PM – 4 PM

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)
Burien Actors Theatre (14501 4th Ave. SW, Burien, WA)
8 PM

Home Alone Winter Show
Carco Theatre (1717 SE Maple Valley Hwy., Renton, WA)
2 PM and 4 PM

The Nutcracker
Auburn Performing Arts Center (702 4th St. NE, Auburn, WA)
5:30 PM