Lace up you skates! A family-favorite ice rink is back.
Lace up you skates! A family-favorite ice rink is back.

Holiday photos at Tacoma Mall

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Holiday magic on the cheap for families

Visit mesmerizing light displays, catch a free holiday flick or snap a fun Santa pic at these affordable South Sound events.

Take a slow day and escape to this nearby island

Go city to country in just 20 minutes for an easy day trip, where families can fly kites, explore the wetlands and maybe even spot orcas.

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1. Lace up! A family-favorite ice rink is back, and we hear there’s free hot chocolate and a sensory skate hour. (OPENS FRI.)
2. Costumes and singing encouraged at this free “Frozen” sing-along. (FRI.)
3. Meet ballerinas and the cast from the stunning holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” (SAT.)
4. Spot salmon with an expert and learn why these local fish are so significant. (SAT.)
5. Visit a wallaby, bearded dragon, spotted python and other Australian animal guests, free. (SAT.)
6. Stroll through two festive miles of animated light displays. There’s an inclusive, non-motorized preview, too! (SAT–SUN.)

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