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Winter in Kent is a Flurry of Fun Activities

Kent is full of fun ways to welcome the chilly season.

Consider a winter weekend getaway to explore Kent for shopping, local sips and nationally recognized live entertainment. 

Here are a few ideas to help you plan:

Experience local art and culture

Step out of the cold to enjoy events from Kent’s creative and quirky culture scene:

Raise a glass

Make a new year’s resolution to see friends more often – why not start by exploring Kent’s beverage scene? Some favorite local settings include:

Get close to the action 

When you’ve caught up on binge TV, change out of the pajama pants and get over to accesso ShoWare Center. The action at Kent’s largest public venue will keep you on the edge of your seat:

Fuel up before a concert or after a game at the nearby Thai Chili, Fire Tacos de Birria or another restaurant along the Kent Food Trails.

Find a new place to shop local

Kent Station is an all-in-one center for shopping, dining and entertainment. Add to your new year’s wardrobe at Chico’s, J.Jill or Gentry’s Footwear

Remember what it’s like to see a movie on the big screen? Check out the options at Kent Station’s AMC Theater after dinner at Banyan Tree or Mama Stortini’s.

Is thrift shopping more your style? Whether you have specific items in mind or are simply treasure hunting, plan a day in Kent to explore Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutique, Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, Value Village or St. James’ Thrift Shop (open Wednesdays and Saturdays only).

No need to hurry home after a day exploring Kent. Plan an overnight stay to relax and rejuvenate for the year ahead.