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Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival

The Largest Holiday Festival in the Tacoma Area


Tacoma Dome

The Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival is held at the Tacoma Dome each year.

Kristin Kendle

The Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival is a huge event where you can find holiday gifts and foods, check out artists in action, watch cooking shows and other entertainment, and more. This event has taken place each year at the Tacoma Dome for over two decades and continues to go strong. It takes place in late October for about five days each year.

Other holiday events in the Tacoma area generally take place starting after Thanksgiving and include Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo and Fantasy Lights in Spanaway.

Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone: 253-272-3663

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival Events
The Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival is not just a large event, it’s enormous for an event of its kind—one of the country’s largest holiday gift events. Each year brings in over 40,000 visitors, over 600 displays and vendors, and an array of holiday entertainment.

This Tacoma Dome event is a great place to go and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and enjoy performances as well. Choirs from around the region are often invited in, as are dance performers, local bell choir, the Rainier Ringers, a cappella groups, as well as individual singers and musicians. With a festival atmosphere, count on a great kick-off to your holiday season here as it is set pretty early in the year for a holiday event.

The Artist Village is another special feature of the show if you want to take a break from shopping. Watch artists create up close. The artist lineup changes each year, but typically features such media as sculpture, woodcarving, painting, and more. This area is located under the tree in the main arena.

Another great facet of the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival is the food. Along with food at vendor booths, there is a Festival Food Court in the main arena.

Link lightrail departs from Tacoma Dome Station and is free, connecting you to downtown Tacoma and its many restaurants if you want to take in more of the city while you are here.

Getting To The Tacoma Dome
From north or south, take I-5 to Exit 133. Follow signs to City Center and exit. Veer right for the East 26th St/Tacoma Dome exit. Take a right on East 26th Street.

Parking is convenient as the Tacoma Dome has the largest parking lot in all of Tacoma by far. Entrances to the lot are along 26th Street or you can turn onto D Street for more entrances. Tacoma Dome event parking costs $10-$25. There is also some free parking near Freighhouse Square on D Street if you get here early; this lot requires a little bit of a walk.

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