This year has been a wild ride for Peaks & Pints. We couldn’t have made it without you! We love and appreciate our Peaks & Pints Pals. Thank you for your support! Here is a 6-Pack of Things To Do today. Cheers!
MUSIC: So much has been said about the classic Tacoma punk band Girl Trouble that very little more needs to be said. For anyone not in the know, this is the most badass band still working in Tacoma. After their years of fighting against the pay-to-play scams, a pandemic wasn’t about to stop them from performing their annual (or somewhat annual) Girl Trouble Countdown to Christmas show. Girl Trouble masks up for a very 2020 Christmas practice shed performance of Christmas classics, and salutes GT friends and family. Girl Trouble Youtube
BEER FLIGHT: Every December — while the bartenders close down our Proctor District craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant for the night — Peaks & Pints co-owner Pappi Swarner grabs three holiday beers, heads upstairs to his office, cranks his computer speaks to an 11 and watches holiday Youtube videos. Obviously, he can’t perform his holiday tradition this year … at Peaks & Pints. No, his holiday glee now takes place inside his home, much to the chagrin of his wife and daughter. In the spirit of giving, we offer you the chance to share his joy. Today, he pairs three English season beers with A Christmas Carol: The Musical. There are hundreds upon hundreds of remakes of the Dickens classic over the years, but Pappi has his eyes on the 2004 NBC musical version starring Frasier as Scrooge, George Costanza are Marley, and Jennifer Love Hewitt as Scrooge’s lost love, Emily. It’s horrible cheesy, shiny and polished, not really befitting 19th century London, which is why Peaks and Pints To-Go Christmas Beer Flight: Silly Christmas Carol offers three English beers. We need to keep it real. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
MUSIC: Santa Claus and a host of his musical friends are at the heart and soul of the original Tacoma Musical Playhouse holiday stage event affectionately known as SING-ALONG SANTA. Holding the promise of magic and merriment at the most wonderful time of the year, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves hang out in TMP’s virtual Christmas Magic stage to sing carols and read, “Nighty Night North Pole.” 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 30-minute show, $20 here
HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Get ready to see a wonderland of holiday lights without ever having to leave the comfort of your vehicle. LeMay Collections at Marymount joins the drive-thru holiday light experiences. Get into the spirit, and never out of second gear, as you drive the pathway and enjoy the lights, history of the cars, and photo-worthy memories, thanks to the folks at DAZZLE NW. A stunning wonderland awaits as you cruise down the holiday road. 5-9 p.m., LeMay Collections at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma, $12-$25 here
HOLIDAY WINDOWS: Supported by the North End Neighborhood Council, “Holiday Windows” is spreading cheer across Tacoma’s North End through a neighborhood advent calendar, where a total of 24 residents have decorated their windows in celebration of the season. Each day, through December 24, a new beautifully decorated window will be revealed at 6 p.m. across Tacoma’s North End. You can view all of the Holiday Windows in Tacoma’s North End at: www.holidaywindows.org/windows and tour them yourself by using this handy map: www.holidaywindows.org/map. Photo from 827 N. Anderson St., Tacoma
VICTORIAN SNOW GLOW: In 1886, during Queen Victoria’s reign, the Tacoma Land Company donated land to the city of Tacoma for the development of Wright Park. Edward O. Schwagerl was commissioned to design the park. In 1908 the historic, Victorian-style W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park was opened through a generous gift from William W. Seymour. Nightly, through Christmas, the Conservatory will be lit exposing its holiday decorations and plants for drive-by viewing. 6-10 p.m., W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma, free