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Weekend Pass

Holiday happenings

To start your season off right, here's a list of upcoming festive JBLM, family-friendly activities

Northwest Guardian

Published: 03:20PM November 20th, 2012
Holiday happenings

Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord

Santa Claus visits with children and families in the audience during the 2010 holiday concert at Carey Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Several holiday-themed events are happening on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the coming weeks. Here is a list of where to go and what to see during this festive time of year:

Fallen Heroes Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Survivor Outreach Services, Building 2166

What: There will be a brief ceremony of remembrance for fallen heroes, followed by a tree lighting ceremony. For additional information call the SOS office at 966-5047.

McChord Holiday Bazaar

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: McChord Community Center, Building 700, McChord Field

What: Still shopping for people on your holiday list? Join us at the annual craft fair at the McChord Community Center. Buy unique handmade gifts from local crafters. This is a free event.

Mcchord Field Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Monday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.

Where: McChord Field Chapel Support Center, Building 746

What: The tree lighting ceremony at McChord Field includes Christmas carols and an appearance by Santa Claus.

Holiday Concert

When: Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Carey Theater on JBLM Lewis Main

What: Free 56th Army Band holiday concerts performing with the Navy Band. Toys for Tots donations will be accepted in the lobby. For more information visit:

JBLM Lewis Main Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center on Liggett Ave.

What: Come and see the JBLM holiday tree as it lights up for the first time this season. A free reception follows the ceremony at AFC Arena with Santa photos, cookies, face painting and music by the 56th Army Band. For more information call 477-4299.

Holiday Tour of Homes

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: JBLM Broadmoor Community

What: The Lewis Community Spouses’ Club is hosting its annual tour of holiday decorated homes. Get a glimpse of Christmas past as you stroll through 16 homes in the Old Post area of Lewis Main. The tour begins at the LCSC Cottage, 4201 West Way. Tickets are $15 and are good for both days. All of the proceeds from this event go directly into the LCSC welfare fund, benefiting our great community. Email or for tickets.

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: McChord Community Center, Building 700, McChord Field

What: Cost is $9 for adults and children 10 years of age and older; $6 for children 2 to 9 years old. Infants 24 months and under eat for free. Limited seating. Advance ticket purchase is required. Sign up no later than Dec. 12. Call 982-0718 for more information.