Walk and Roll Through the Holidays - 2022!

As we near the end of 2022, there are many holiday-themed events to check out across Pierce County. Pierce Trips has gathered information on a variety of these events from DuPont to Fife to University Place along with tips on how to arrive in a sustainable fashion. Check out events in your own neighborhood, or hop on a bike, bus, or scooter and see what neighboring towns are up to! 


Zoo Lights Nov. 25 - Jan. 2

Fantasy Lights Walk Through Experience

Step back into the Zoolights tradition you know and love: your Zoo, transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 800,000 lights. Closed Dec. 24 and 25. Open Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Timed online tickets required. Masks are required throughout your Zoolights visit for all guests ages 5+.

Arrive at the zoo via walking, rolling, the Ruston Runner (Pierce Transit service), or Pierce Transit Route 10 and Route 11,

Learn more and purchase your tickets here.

Ice Lights and Ice Bumper Cars, Dec. 1 - Dec. 31

ICE lights is a new lighted ice experience being offered during the holiday season at Sprinker Recreation Center. This year the ice rink will be transformed into a winter wonderland with over 35,000 lights and animated displays. Check back shortly for more details and a video preview of what you can expect!

Arrive at Sprinker Center via walking, rolling, or Pierce Transit Route 1.

Learn more and purchase your tickets here.

Holiday Lights Around Tacoma, Sunday, Dec. 11, 4:30 p.m.

Holiday RideJoin Cascade Bicycle Club for a beautiful 16-mile Holiday Lights Ride around Fircrest and University Place. They will bicycle some of the most decorated streets that are known for their brilliant holiday lights. Cyclists are encouraged to decorate their bicycles in their favorite festive holiday lights.

The ride will start at the University Place Library at 4:30 pm. The average pace will be 10-12mph. As always, no bicyclers will be left behind.

Arrive at the University Place Library via rolling or place your bike on Pierce Transit Route 2.

View the route and learn more here.

  1. DuPont
  2. Fife
  3. Fircrest
  4. Gig Harbor

City of DuPont Tree Lighting, Friday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

DuPont Tree LightingWalk or roll to the City of DuPont's annual tree lighting event at Ross Plaza, 1500 Ross Loop.

Learn more about the DuPont Tree Lighting here.

DuPont Walking Tour (available year-round)

Visit interpretive signs in the City of DuPont to learn the history of the town which dates back over 5,000 years.

View the interactive map here.

  1. Lakewood
  2. Puyallup
  3. Tacoma
  4. University Place

Christmas Parade of Lights, Saturday, Dec. 10, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Christmas-Parade-Flyer-791x1024Celebrate the holiday season with a free Christmas Parade of Lights at the Lakewood Towne Center. Visitors get to view holiday floats constructed by local businesses, clubs, and organizations. Santa photos, food trucks, and roaming entertainment starting at 4:00pm

Walk or roll to the Lakewood Towne Center or arrive via Pierce Transit Route 2, Route 3, Route 4, Route 48, Route 202, Route 206, Route 212, Route 214, and Sound Transit Route 574.

Request your free bus pass here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Learn more about the event here.