Visit the Capitol rotunda to see the state tree.
Go ice skating
Oly On Ice is a seasonal skating rink open from late November to mid-January. It’s at the Isthmus Park between Capitol Lake and Bayview Thriftway (529 4th Ave W).
See Ballet Northwest’s production of The Nutcracker at the Washington Center
December 13-22, 2019
Drive around to see Christmas lights
Here are some of the best neighborhoods for Christmas light displays.
Catch sight of the Santa Mobile from your local fire department
The Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey fire departments and their elves drive their decorated fire trucks, delivering cheer and collecting donations for the food bank.
Stroll through the Farmer’s Market
The Olympia Farmer’s Market at the end of Capitol Way is decorated in Christmas cheer and has a great selection of unique and artisan gifts. Visit the market this month on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Build a gingerbread house
Bayview School of Cooking located in downtown Olympia at the Bayview Thriftway is offering a hands-on gingerbread house workshop on December 15, 2019. Click here for more information and for other classes. https://bayviewschoolofcooking.com/
Get a Yule Log from Phoebe’s Café
Or any other scrumptious treat you may find. Phoebe’s is one of my favorite bakeries and cafes here in the Olympia area and they now have two locations on the westside!