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Get all your holiday shopping done in one weekend at the Holiday Food and Gift Festival Oct. 19-22 at the Tacoma Dome.

35th Annual Holiday Food and Gift Fair starts Oct. 19

The 35th annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival will be held at the Tacoma Dome Oct. 19-22. It bills itself as the largest holiday show in the West. The event features more than 550 exhibits in two buildings, including more than 250 “new” displays with unique one-of-a-kind gifts and specialty foods, handmade arts and crafts, seasonal decorations, and gourmet foods.

The entertainment program is located in the main Tacoma Dome arena stage in the southeast corner. Special performances by Dance Theatre Northwest, Eatonville Dance Center, The Dance Gallery, bell choirs, quartets, strings and more take place over the four days of the show.

Culinary ideas can be had from the “Tacoma’s Cooking for the Holidays” program, which is sponsored by Renewal Remodels & Additions and Bates Technical College. Come learn new cooking techniques and ask the chefs directly about their culinary secrets. You will find many of the South Sound’s finest restaurants presenting.

Bring the kids for a picture with a real, bearded Santa Claus in authentic attire. Photo times are Oct. 20–23, Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and  3–7 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. After your photos are taken, view them on one of the convenient touchscreens and the photos will be printed immediately.  After you receive your prints, you can return to plenty of shopping and fun with a great keepsake with Santa. Event photos are $11.95 for the first sheet and $6.50 for each additional sheet of photos.  Photos are available in 5″ x 7″, 3.5″ x 5″, or in wallet sizes.

For more information on the Holiday Food and Gift Fair visit

Holiday Food and Gift Festival 

Dates & Times:

Thursday, Oct. 19 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 22 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

Group Sales: Call (253) 272-3663

Kids 12 and younger: Get in free

Adults: $15.50

(Ticket price includes $1 Dome tax)

Return free. Good all four days

General Parking:

All Dome parking is $10.  Plenty of on-site and surrounding parking.  May vary in price dependent on lot.  Some free parking within walking distance.

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