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77th Annual Tacoma Tree Lighting

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77th Annual Tacoma Tree Lighting

Tacoma’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, marking the official start of the holiday season, is set for Sunday, November 27 at 4 pm at the Pantages Theater at South 9th Street and Broadway Plaza. A full schedule of events begins at 2 pm with the Tacoma Concert Band performance of Sound the Bells. Tickets for the performance are available only on Ticketmaster.
DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER FOR KNKX LISTENERS effective November 17 through November 26: use code KNKX at checkout. Tickets for guests 18 and under are free and available at the Pantages Theater Box Office. The tree lighting ceremony and community open house in the Pantages lobby are free to the public and tickets are not required.

KNKX's Paige Hansen MC's the Community Open House and Tree Lighting festivities:
The community open house begins in the Pantages lobby at 4 pm with performances by Tacoma’s Resident Arts Organizations, an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus, holiday storytelling, cookies from Corina Bakery, complimentary hot beverages, and a performance from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 56th Army America’s First Corps Band. Remarks will be made by Mayor Victoria Woodards (City of Tacoma), Brigadier General Martine Kidd (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), David Schroedel (Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce), and Lynn Carlotto (Tacoma City Theaters/ASM Global). The open house is sponsored, in part, by KNKX.

Resident Arts Organizations performing at the open house include Northwest Sinfonietta, Puget Sound Revels, Symphony Tacoma, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Opera, and the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. Representatives from these organizations, along with Tacoma Arts Live, will be in the Pantages lobby to greet guests. Following the open house and program, Mayor Woodards and Santa Claus will light the holiday tree at 6 pm.

The tree lighting kicks off Tacoma City Theaters’ busiest time of the year with a wide variety of entertainment on the three stages in December. These events include Symphony Tacoma’s Holiday Favorites, Puget Sound Revels’ The Midwinter Revels: A Celebration of the Winter Solstice, God is a Scottish Drag Queen presented by Tacoma Arts Live, Seattle Men’s Chorus’ Holiday Fa-la-la-liday, the Banff Mountain Film Festival, and Tacoma City Ballet’s Nutcracker, this year presenting four performances over two consecutive weekends.

Inside KNKX's Tacoma Studios on Broadway:
Meet KNKX Special Projects Reporter Mayowa Aina during our open house from 4-7 p.m. and enjoy music from Kareem Kandi (4-6 p.m.) and refreshments, plus, you can take a self-guided tour.

Pantages Theater and Broadway Plaza (Tacoma Tree Lighting)
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM on Sun, 27 Nov 2022

Event Supported By

Tacoma City Theaters
Pantages Theater and Broadway Plaza (Tacoma Tree Lighting)