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For Immediate Release

Monday, October 3rd, 2016


34TH Annual Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

The largest holiday show in the West!


Who:                Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival


When:             October 20th-23rd, 2016

Thursday           October 20th       10am-8pm

Friday                October 21st       10am-8pm

Saturday           October 22nd       10am-8pm

Sunday              October 23rd       10am-6pm

Where:           Tacoma Dome at 2727 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

What:              It’s a Happy Holiday in October as you SEE, HEAR & FEEL the coming of the holidays at the 34th Annual Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival.  With over 550 exhibits in two buildings, including over 250 “new” displays with unique one-of-a-kind gifts and specialty foods, handmade arts & crafts, seasonal decorations and gourmet foods. It’s a perfect way to get ready for the holidays and a great day of fun for everyone!

See a Spectacular Holiday Light Show off the huge 45 foot hanging Christmas Tree in the center of the Dome each and every hour of the show.  Bring the KIDS to see SANTA in the all new “SANTA VILLAGE” located in the center of the Dome under the Giant Christmas Tree.  Kids get in Free!

Holiday & Specialty FOODS!  Over 100 displays of gourmet foods to sample and buy, including Bundt cakes, cookies, chocolate truffles, sauces, spies, ciders, honey’s, specialty tees, caramels, pies, frozen yogurt and so much more.

Cooking demonstrations for the holidays, featuring the finest professional chefs from noted local restaurants and culinary schools.  Learn their secret recipes as they share ways to prepare that special holiday feast. The program is hosted by Tacoma Foodie, Amanda Westbrooke, from City Line on TV Tacoma.  Cooking for the Holidays is sponsored by Renewal Remodels & Additions and Bates Technical College.  For a list of demonstrators, visit www.holidaygiftshows.com/cooking-program

Live Family Entertainment scheduled daily throughout the show – from Santa’s Village, Spectacular Holiday Light Show, the 45 foot hanging Christmas Tree, Live Cooking Demonstrations, Holiday decorations and so much more.



Adults $14.50 ($13.50 Admission plus $1.00 Tacoma Dome Improvement Fee)*

Children 12 & Under FREE

Online Tickets & $1 Off Coupon at www.HolidayGiftShows.com

Discounts for groups of 10+ contact: www.GroupDiscounts@TacomaDome.org

Pre-purchase tickets online through www.TicketMaster.com





Christian Gerling





Plenty of On-Site Parking at the Tacoma Dome Lots – $10.00

Plenty of off-site parking is available near the Tacoma Dome

Park downtown and take Tacoma Link Light Rail. See map and schedule below:


Downtown Tacoma Parking map:



Tacoma Link Light Rail Schedule:



Website & Social Media:                    

www.HolidayGiftShows.com and look us up on Facebook!




Cooking for the Holidays is sponsored by Renewal Remodels & Additions and Bates Technical College.  Find out more at www.remodelingsouthsound.com and www.bates.ctc.edu.


Produced By:                

Showcase Events, Inc. has been producing special events for 33 years with events in Tacoma, Denver, Salt Lake City and Anchorage, Alaska.  See www.showcaseevents.org for more information on our other events



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