No Time for Winter Blues with Kent’s Hot List for Fun

Cool weather brings a hot list of fun activities to Kent, Washington.

Concerts, hockey, wine tasting, ice skating and a holiday parade are among the reasons to explore Kent. Make your to-do list and book a memorable overnight stay at one of Kent’s convenient, affordable hotels.

What will you do in Kent to avoid the winter blahs?

Holiday activities

Nov. 18 – Diwali celebrates the Indian culture with lights, food, music and dance.

Nov. 25 – Enjoy Small Business Saturday downtown and around the city. You’ll be supporting local shops surrounded by the holiday spirit.

Nov. 25 – Santa House opens at Kent Station. Visit Santa daily through Dec. 24.

Dec. 2 – Winterfest welcomes the holidays with a parade, tree lighting and kids’ activities.

Dec. 9 – Christmas Rush 5k and 10k follows the scenic Green River and has been an outdoor tradition for 41 years.

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On stage

Nov. 25 – Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar appears in his first U.S. tour since 2017.

Dec. 3 – Spotlight Series: The Magical Strings Yuletide Celtic performance features a three-generation family playing percussion instruments and harps from around the world.

Dec. 7 – Hometown Holidays 100.7 The Wolf presents six country musicians in one spirited concert.

Dec. 14 – Spotlight Series: The Queen’s Cartoonists share music and mayhem spanning 100 years of cartoons.

Jan. 26 – Spotlight Series: Yesterday & Today - The Interactive Beatles perform the Fab Four’s songs that audience members submit before the show.

Feb. 2 – Spotlight Series: International Guitar Night is a traveling festival featuring four musicians and a range of acoustic guitars.

Feb. 17 – TobyMac headlines the “Hits Deep Tour” that’s sure to turn into an epic dance party.

Feb. 23 – Spotlight Series: Live from Laurel Canyon will have you singing along to songs from James Taylor and Joni Mitchell.

March 1 – Spotlight Series: Women of Country is a tribute program celebrating icons Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton.

Just for fun

Nov. 18 – The Greater Seattle Toy Show is in its 35th year of offering collectible and antique toys.

Jan. 26 – Harlem Globetrotters deliver full-court family fun at accesso ShoWare Center.

Pacific Grand Prix Motorsports Park is open year-round for kart racing fun on an outdoor asphalt track.

Valley Ice Centre offers public ice skating sessions, hockey lessons, miniature golf, and batting cages.

The Seattle Thunderbirds were Western Hockey League champions last season. Catch them on home ice in Kent nearly every week through March.

Tacoma Stars indoor soccer is a weatherproof way to enjoy a lively night out with the family.

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Relaxing activities

Dec. 12 – This popcorn and wine pairing event will give you ideas for the next at-home movie night.

Dec. 19 – Corks and Canvas offers a creative escape with a session for painting a tree farm scene.

Dec. 22 – Drop-in Craft Day at the Kent Historical Museum offers a break from holiday bustle.

There’s no reason to hibernate this winter. Get out for a day or overnight and have fun exploring everything Kent has to offer.