Olympia WA December Bucket List of Holiday Events

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA

Olympia WA December 2019 Holiday Events


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!

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Francine Viola, Realtor
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Comments (4)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Francine Viola many great fun Holiday events to attend in Olympia, Washington during December.

Dec 09, 2019 09:59 PM
Francine Viola

Hi John Pusa - Happy Holidays!

Dec 10, 2019 06:18 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good moring Francine. So much to do, so little time. But it is the holiday season and we all try. Do all you can and enjoy it. 

Dec 10, 2019 05:09 AM
Francine Viola

For sure, Wayne Martin - so much to do, so little time!

Dec 10, 2019 06:18 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Francine - buckets and buckets!  The holiday event calendar in Olympia definitely is filled with lots of opportunities for things to see/do/experience in December.  

Dec 10, 2019 05:40 AM
Francine Viola

Michael Jacobs - not a bad bucket list - I was able to knock out a few of these this past weekend!

Dec 10, 2019 06:17 PM
Michael Jacobs

Francine Viola - good for you.  

Dec 10, 2019 06:47 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So many fun things to do, I doubt anyone in your area will complain that they are bored!

Dec 10, 2019 06:36 AM
Francine Viola

Love your festive profile pic Brian England !! 

Dec 10, 2019 06:17 PM