77th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Theater District Tacoma Concert Band Show Christmas Music – The Suburban Times

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TACOMA, Wash. – Marking the official start of the holiday season, Tacoma’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled 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 a performance by the Tacoma Concert Band of the bells ring. Tickets for the show are available at ticketmaster.com. Tickets for those under 18 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 no tickets are required.

The community open house begins in the Pantages lobby at 4 p.m.the Army United States First Corps Band. 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) will provide remarks. . The open house is sponsored, in part, by KNKX, with station personality Paige Hansen acting as emcee.

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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 Christmas tree at 6 pm.

“The tree lighting is a magical day for all of us here. Welcoming the community to the Theater District is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! This is the busiest and most joyous time of the year in our theaters,” said Lynn Carlotto, General Manager of Tacoma City Theatres. “With the wonderful and diverse activity of the event, we can’t wait to see community members of all ages at the Tacoma City Theaters this holiday season.”

The tree lighting kicks off the busiest time of year at the Tacoma City Theaters with a wide variety of entertainment on all three stages in December. These events include Symphony Tacoma’s holiday favoritesPuget Sound Reveal’ 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-lidaythe Banff Mountain Film Festival and the Tacoma City Ballet’s Nutcrackerpresenting four functions this year during two consecutive weekends.

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On November 30, the City of Tacoma Theaters will present another free holiday event in conjunction with the Downtown Tacoma Partnership’s Party trace haul. From 4-6 pm, the Pantages Theater lobby will be open and a professional photographer will be available to take photos in the festively decorated lobby, festooned with sparkling lights and Christmas trees. These photographs will be available after the event at no cost to participants.

The Pantages Theater will once again be the setting for the traditional lighting of the city’s Menorah. With Hannukah beginning on December 18, this year’s menorah lighting will take place in mid-December. Stay tuned for more details about this celebration.

First celebrated in 1945, the lighting of the Christmas tree inspires people around the world to take time to enjoy the cherished traditions and memories made with family and friends during the holiday season.

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The 50′ Douglas fir is a gift from Skyline Presbyterian Church and is decorated for several days with over 250′ of lights and traditional Christmas decorations. The Christmas tree site is free and open to the public from November 27 to January 1, 2023.


Tacoma City Theaters is home to the historic Pantages Theatre, Rialto Theater and Theater on the Plaza. All three venues host live entertainment ranging from concerts and comedy to film screenings, original theater, and spoken word. Tacoma City Theaters is home to eight resident arts organizations, which enrich the community with presentations of a diverse performance program, special events, and educational programs. These organizations include the Northwest Sinfonietta, Puget Sound Revels, Symphony Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Live, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Opera, and the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. The theaters also host workshops for the Tacoma School of the Arts and performances by internationally touring artists and productions. (tacomacitytheaters.org)

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ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. The global leader in venue and event strategy and management, delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s network of elite venues spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious stadiums, convention and exhibition centers and performing arts venues.


The City of Tacoma enhances the community’s quality of life and drives economic vitality through its premier venues and diverse entertainment opportunities. Tacoma Venues & Events manages these renowned venues which include the Tacoma Dome, one of the world’s largest wooden domed structures with flexible seating configurations ranging from 5,000 to 21,000; the slick, modern Greater Tacoma Convention Center with its signature walls of glass and 119,000 square feet of event space; Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers; and the historic Pantages and Rialto Theatres, and Theater on the Square. The department includes special events and movie permits.

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