Families in the Marysville Tulalip community have many free and inexpensive ways to celebrate the holiday season. As you look forward to the festive season ahead, be sure to mark your calendar for one or more. Wishing all in the Marysville Tulalip community a joyous holiday season! 

City of Marysville

Elf on the Shelf: Through Dec. 7, go on a holiday scavenger hunt presented by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association. Find details on their Facebook page and start hunting! Winners will be announced at Merrysville for the Holidays on Dec. 7. 

Merrysville for the Holidays: Dec. 7. This free family-friendly festival starts at 5 p.m. at Comeford Park with family activities, vendor booths, photo ops and a holiday concert. At 6:30 p.m., watch the Electric Lights Parade on State Avenue bringing special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus to the tree lighting in the park and Ken Baxter Community Center for photos with the kiddos. 

Believe in Holiday Magic: Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. & 3:30-5 p.m. 10, 2-5 p.m. This special afternoon for children and parents at the historic Marysville Opera House includes a family viewing of “The Grinch.” $5 tickets include a small popcorn and hot chocolate. Call 360-363-8400 for tickets or more information. 

Holiday Tour of Lights: Dec. 11-14, 18-21 & 23. From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening, hop on board the Rotary train to view the winter wonderland light display at Cedarcrest Golf Course. Enjoy a bonfire, s’mores and cocoa (holiday restaurant specials too). Admission is free with donations accepted to help offset costs – suggested $5/adult, $3/youth or $20/family. 

Marysville School District

We are proud to be part of a community that provides multiple low- or no-cost opportunities for families to enjoy the holiday season and engage in activities during winter break. Winter break is scheduled Dec. 23 – Jan. 3 with school resuming on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Remember to keep learning and stay active during the break! Ideas include visits to the Imagine Children’s Museum, Marysville Public Library, Pacific Science Center, reading and practicing math facts at home, holding family game nights, or visiting our local parks.

Join us for A Christmas Story: Live in the MPHS Auditorium, Dec. 4-7 at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. presented by the Drama Club.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students with ASB, children and senior citizens. Senior citizens with MSD Gold Cards are admitted for free. 

Watch for the decorated big yellow bus during the Merrysville for the Holidays parade and stop to visit us at our Marysville School District booth in Comeford Park. Stay safe and warm!

Tulalip Tribes

Holidays are a special time to gather as a community and family in Tulalip. On Dec. 14 we are excited to co-host the 6th Annual Christmas Powwow and Coastal Jam at Heritage High School.  This is a beautiful celebration of culture and community. Toys for Tots donated 1000 toys to give away at the powwow; thank you! 

In Tulalip Education we help keep families busy through activities and try to give back to the community.  We provide tickets for our tribal families to attend the Lights of Christmas in the Warm Beach community, tickets for New Years at the Marysville Skate Inn and have a family Disney dance. 

The Tulalip Tribes closes down from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2 to allow families to enjoy time together; we are still open offering activities to our kids at the Youth Center. 

Happy Holidays from Tulalip Education to You! 

The City of Marysville, Marysville School District and Tulalip Tribes jointly prepare this monthly column about topics of interest to the Marysville Tulalip community. 

 

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