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End the Year with Festive Fun in Kent

Kent is your home for holiday fun and festivities through the final weeks of 2022 and into the new year. Check out all the activities and plan a visit with family and friends.

Explore the shoppers' paradise

Small Business Saturday kicks off a month-long focus on supporting local merchants. Visit often for holiday deals, handcrafted items, memorable gifts and seasonal food and beverages.

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Have fun with the family 

Kent’s annual winter welcome, Winterfest, arrives December 3 with entertainment, photos with Santa, community booths and a parade at 4:30 p.m. 

For more fun family time, take in a concert, art-making event and the zany fun of Harlem Globetrotters basketball.

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Enjoy wine time

Tasty pours and prizes await participants at the Ugly Sweater Wine Walk December 3. Don your festive apparel and sample 10 wines, beer, cider and spirits with an admission ticket (age 21+). 

Learn more about winemaking and sample Northwest-made wines at the weekly tastings hosted by Reds Wine Bar. Check the schedule below.

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Follow sports teams indoors

Kent's professional sports teams take it inside for a winter full of edge-of-your-seat action. Get tickets now for Seattle Thunderbirds hockey and Tacoma Stars indoor soccer, both of which make their home at accesso ShoWare Center.

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After a day of festive events, spend a cozy winter night in a Kent hotel. Hot tea or coffee will be a relaxing morning start when you book an overnight stay and explore more of Kent.