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    2018 Events and Activities

  • Santa Visits Old Town

    Join us on Saturday, December 8, 2018


    to celebrate the season at Tacoma's birthplace!

    * Santa Photos * Cookies and Cocoa

    * Holiday Choirs * Children's Crafts

    Refreshments available while supplies last

    Food Connection

    Please bring a donation of non-perishable foods to fill our collection box for Food Connection.

    Recommended items include: baby food and infant formula, as well as canned proteins, soups, fruits and vegetables.

    The St. Leo Food Connection has been a consistent source of nutritious food and caring for people in need throughout Pierce County since it began in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood in 1982.

    Digital Photos with Santa

    Provided by Lena Peterson at Salt and Ink Photo.

    Available for free download about 1 week after the event.

    Our cozy cabin fireplace is the perfect setting for your keepsake Santa picture! Bring the whole family and make a memory.

    Holiday Choirs

    Our 2018 event will welcome six local choral groups.
    Don't miss these special performances in Old Town Park.

    1-1:40pm, Kitsap Carolers Dickens Choir

    1:40-2pm, Wainwright Intermediate School Choir

    2-2:20pm, Lincoln High School Choir

    2:20-2:40pm, Truman Middle School Choir

    2:40-3:00pm, Bryant Middle School

    3:00-3:20pm, Mt Tahoma High School Choir

    Volunteers needed! Contact our Program Manager for more information

    Learn more about the 2018 Santa Visits Old Town event

    in this segment from City Line on TV Tacoma.

    Sponsored by:

  • Storytime

    Stories, games and crafts for kids ages 3-9 and their families

    Stop by for a special Pop-Up Storytime Event on Friday, December 14

    Summer Storytime at the Cabin

    June 22 - August 31, 2018

    Fridays, 11am-12noon

    Stories, games and crafts for kids ages 3-9 and their families

    Pioneer Storytime at Tacoma Public Libraries

    June 21 - August 9

    We visited all 8 branches of the Tacoma Public Library in Summer 2018

    for a special pioneer storytime.

    Want to know more about Summer Storytime?

    Read this 6/29/16 review by ExperienceTacoma.com


    Thank You to our Sponsor:

  • Craft Saturdays

    Drop by the Cabin for fun arts and crafts activities designed for children ages 3-9 and their families.

    Activities are held on the second Saturday of each month, February - December.

    Saturday, October 13, 1-4pm (Woven Arts - #TacomaArtsMonth)

    Saturday, November 10, 1-4pm (Games Day)

    Saturday, December 8, 1-4pm (Santa Visits Old Town)

    Details available on our Facebook events page.

    Sponsored by:

  • Old Town History Walks

    Guided monthly walks, Saturday mornings, May - September

    Thanks for joining our Tacoma history walks in 2018.

    Our 2019 history walk dates and themes will be posted in the spring.


    • There is one guided tour each month, May-Sept
    • Walks take place, rain or shine.
    • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
    • Tours last approximately 1 hour
    • Tours begin at Job Carr Cabin Museum unless otherwise noted.

    Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor:

  • "Eureka!" Breakfast

    Save the Date for our 2018 "Eureka!" Breakfast on Thursday 10/18

    Thank you for your support of our annual

    Eureka! Breakfast. We can't wait to see you in 2019!


    Signature Sponsor:

    Edward Jones Agents -

    Micky DuMont

    Derek O'Sullivan and

    Brent Wojtanowicz

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