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32st Annual TACOMA HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
Featuring“Cooking for the Holidays” Live Cooking Demonstrations
WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY – October 22-26, 2014 at the Tacoma Dome

(Tacoma, WA)  Get a jump on the holidays at the 31st Annual Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival Friday, October 16th thru Sunday, October 20th at the Tacoma Dome. With more than 600 exhibits, the show continues to be the largest holiday event on the West Coast. Show producers travel nationwide to find the best arts & crafts, unique gifts, beautiful seasonal decorations, and gourmet foods to create a delightful holiday shopping experience.

Check out “Cooking for the Holidays,” a gourmet food extravaganza showcasing favorite local chefs, culinary schools, and restaurants. Sponsored by the Washington Restaurant Association, this event features culinary artists sharing recipes and special techniques to help you create delicious holiday fare. Dine Northwest radio program kicks off the show Wednesday, October 16th broadcasting live from the cooking stage. Culinary Ambassador Keith Jones hosts this popular event www.chefkdj.com. See demonstrations by Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Hama Hama Oysters, Johny’s Dock, Stanley & Seafort’s, Adriatic Grill and Farrelli’s Wood Fired Pizza.

 

  • Special performance by singer / songwriter Jackson Michelson October 16th, Wednesday from 12-2pm.
  • Enjoy live family entertainment throughout the show, including: The Total Experience Gospel Choir – An award winning, internationally recognized choir that has performed with artists such as Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Michael Bolton, Judds, Pete Seeger, Steely Dan, Chuck Mangione, and Foreigner to name a few. There will also be performances by Youth Choirs of Northwest Associated Arts, Dance Theatre Northwest, Windsong, Totem Aires Barbershop Chorus, The Dance Gallery, Gypsy! – Holiday A capella, Vivace’, the Morgan Family YMCA, the Harmony Vendors and the Eatonville Dance Center
  • Enjoy live family entertainment throughout the show, including: The Total Experience Gospel Choir – An award winning, internationally recognized choir that has performed with artists such as Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Michael Bolton, Judds, Pete Seeger, Steely Dan, Chuck Mangione, and Foreigner to name a few. There will also be performances by Youth Choirs of Northwest Associated Arts, Dance Theatre Northwest, Windsong, Totem Aires Barbershop Chorus, The Dance Gallery, Gypsy! – Holiday A capella, Vivace’, the Morgan Family YMCA, the Harmony Vendors and the Eatonville Dance Center
  • Enjoy live family entertainment throughout the show, including Youth Choirs N.W. Associated Arts, Dance Theatre Northwest, Eatonville Dance Center &  More.
  • Bring the kids for a picture with a real bearded Santa in authentic attire, kids get in FREE!
  • See more than 250 brand new exhibits at this year’s show!

 

The Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival is sponsored by the The News Tribune, and KMPS.

 

Hours: From: To:
Wednesday, October 22 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Thursday, October 23 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Friday, October 24 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, October 25 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Sunday, October 26 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

 

Tickets:

Kids 12 & under: Get in FREE
Adults: $14.50 (Ticket price includes $1 Dome Tax)
Return FREE! Good all 5 days

Coupons available at www.holidaygiftshows.com/tickets

Discounts for Groups of 10 or more call: 253-593-7625 or email: groupdiscounts@tacomadome.org

GET YOUR HAND STAMPED AND RETURN FOR FREE EACH DAY!

 

Parking:

Limited parking available in Tacoma Dome Lots
Plenty of off-site parking is available near the Tacoma Dome.
Park downtown and take Link Light Rail.  See map and schedule below:

 

Downtown Tacoma Parking map:
http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#/rkfv34vr839hvj6n

 

Link Light Rail Schedule:
http://www.soundtransit.org/x2099.xml

 

Website:

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

The Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival is produced by Showcase Events, Inc. proudly supporting American-based business for 29 years with proven success www.showcaseevents.org. Showcase Events also produces Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show, Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show, Colorado Arts & Crafts Festival, Seattle Christmas Gift & Gourmet Food Show, and the Great Alaska Sportsman Show.

 

Logo:

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