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Special Events
 
Special Polar Plaza Events, 2012–2013 Season
   

Camel Rides
Every Saturday, November 24–January 5,
Friday, November 23, Sunday, December 9
11 am–4 pm

Feed the rare Painted Camels a carrot or take a ride around Tacoma Art Museum's Plaza!

Cost: Camel Ride $5, Carrot $1

  
 
Two Five Trees
November 25–December 20
Pick out your Christmas tree this year with Two Five Trees located on Tollefson Plaza next to Polar Plaza.
  
 
Students Skate for Half Off
November 26–December 13

Every Monday through Thursday before the winter holiday, students can skate for half off with valid student ID. $1 of the proceeds will be donated to the students’ ASB program.
  
   
Pacific Lutheran University School Spirit Day
Friday, November 30
Show your school spirit and receive $2 off admission with a valid student ID.
  
   
Evergreen University School Spirit Day
Saturday, December 1
Show your school spirit and receive $2 off admission with a valid student ID.
  
   
Live Music
Saturday, December 1, 7–9 pm
Enjoy live music from the band Igneous Rocks.
  
   
Tacoma Community College School Spirit Day
Friday, December 7
Show your school spirit and receive $2 off admission with a valid student ID.
  
   
Pierce College School Spirit Day
Saturday, December 8
Show your school spirit and receive $2 off admission with a valid student ID.
  
   
Columbia Bank Day
Saturday, December 8
  
   
Let It Snow: Free Community Festival
Sunday, December 9, 10 am–4 pm
Start your winter festivities off right with a free community festival at Tacoma Art Museum! Enjoy dance performances by Metro Parks, musical performances from Grant Elementary, and other great performances. Try your hand at print making and create a holiday card for family and friends. Get some of your holiday shopping done at the Craft Fair or in our Museum Store, take a break with some cocoa in Relish Cafe, or walk across the street to ice skate at Franciscan Polar Plaza!
  
   

Sip ‘n’ Skate
Thursday Ignite, December 13, 5-7 pm
Celebrate the holiday season by creating an artistic gingerbread house and sampling hot chocolate. Before or after the workshop, bundle up and spend some time skating next door at Franciscan Polar Plaza.

Cost: $35 ($25 for members) includes all supplies, hot chocolate, and admission to Polar Plaza. tickets

  
   
University of Puget Sound School Spirit Day
Friday, December 14
Show your school spirit and receive $2 off admission with a valid student ID.
  
   
University of Washington-Tacoma School Spirit Day
Saturday, December 15
Show your school spirit and receive $2 off admission with a valid student ID.
  
   
Home Depot Day
Saturday, December 15
  
   
Live Music
Saturday, December 15, 2 pm
Enjoy live music from the Annie Wrights Girls Chorus.
  
   
Create a Card Station
Third Thursday, December 20, 5 pm
Join us in the Open Art Studio and create a card for a loved one. Have a warm cup of hot chocolate and decorate it with whipped cream and sprinkles.
  
   
Ugly Sweater Night
Saturday, December 22

Celebrate the holidays by wearing your favorite ugly sweater and receive $2 off admission.
  
   

Polar Plaza Express Children’s Train
December 21–24 and 26, 10 am–5 pm

(closing at 1 pm on Christmas Eve)
Hop on the Polar Plaza Express train for a short ride down Pacific Avenue from Washington State History Museum to Tacoma
Art Museum.

Cost: $2 each way.

  
   
Past Events:
  
   

Polar Plaza Opening Celebration
Saturday, November 24

Bring the whole family to celebrate the opening of Franciscan
Polar Plaza.

4–4:30 pm Kent Valley Figure Skating Club performance
5 pm Opening ceremony with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Director of Tacoma Art Museum Stephanie A. Stebich, and President of St. Joseph Medical Center Syd Bersante.

  
   
Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Team Appearance
Sunday, November 25, 2–4 pm
Come and skate with the Thunderbirds and Cool Bird!
  
   
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