2023 Holiday Resources

      Meals

      • Services Subject to Change

        Please check with the agency before visiting. 

        Holiday Meals

        Forgotten Children's Fund

        • Christmas Food, Clothing and Toys
        • Must receive your application no later than December 16th. The sooner you apply the more likely help will be offered this year. The screening process begins in the fall. Three phone calls are made to reach each applicant. They do not leave voicemail messages because there is no way for you to return their calls. If you have not been contacted by December 18th you should seek assistance from other programs. 

        Eastridge Church (Issaquah & West Seattle)

        Thanksgiving Food 

        • Turkey and grocery giveaway November 18th begins at 9 a.m. No proof of need is required. While supplies last.

          • Issaquah Address: 24205 SE Issaquah Fall City RD., Issaquah, WA 98029
          • Seattle Address: 4500 39th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

        Kent Food Bank & Emergency Services

        • Thanksgiving Holiday Food Distribution in November. Monday 11/20 & Tuesday 11/21 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. No registration is required.
        • Christmas Holiday Food Distribution in December. Tuesday 12/19 & Wednesday 12/20 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. No registration is required.
        • Address: 515 W Harrison St Suite 107, Kent, WA, 98032
        • Phone: 253-520-3550

        Messiah Lutheran Church

        Thanksgiving Dinner 

        • Provides a meal for anyone in need, on Sunday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. 
        • Address: 410 H St. NE, Auburn, WA 98002
        • Phone: 253-833-5280

        Mission Africa Smiles at Christmas

        Smiles at Christmas

        • Offers a holiday party with carols, a party jumper, face painting, cotton candy and free Christmas gifts for children under 8.  The kids play while their parents pick out gifts. The event is scheduled for December 2023.

        St. James Cathedral/Cathedral Kitchen

        Thanksgiving Dinner 

        • Thanksgiving Dinner for anyone in need on November 23rd from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

        Christmas Dinner 

        • Provides Christmas: TBD
        • Address: 907 Columbus St., Seattle, WA 98104
        • Phone: 206-264-2091

        Trinity Community Church – Hungry Soul Café

        Thanksgiving Celebration 

        • Huge Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 22 in the lower gym building.
          • NO TAKE OUT FOOD. This is a meal served inside the gym.
          • The appetizer is at 4:30 p.m., and dinner is at 5 p.m. There will also be a raffle.
        • Address:  3807 Reith Rd., S, Kent, WA 98032
        • Phone:  253-852-1044    

        Food Banks

        Discover local food banks offering regular service.

        Disclaimer

        The resources listed do not represent an endorsement by the Kent School District.

      Gifts & Toys

      • Services Subject to Change

        Please check with the agency before visiting. 

        Forgotten Children's Fund

        • Christmas Food, Clothing and Toys
        • Must receive your application no later than December 16th. The sooner you apply the more likely help will be offered this year. The screening process begins in the fall. Three phone calls are made to reach each applicant. They do not leave voicemail messages, because there is no way for you to return their calls. If you have not been contacted by December 18th you should seek assistance from other programs. 

        Kent Food Bank & Emergency Services

        • Toys for Joys Sign up starts in December (First 2 weeks of December Wednesdays & Fridays Only 10am to 1pm for pre-registered children under 12 only).
        • Pre-Registration = Proof of address for all family members in the household required to register.  
        • Address: 515 W Harrison St Suite 107, Kent, WA, 98032
        • Phone: 253-520-3550

        Mission Africa Smiles at Christmas

        • Offers a holiday party with carols, a party jumper, face painting, cotton candy, and free Christmas gifts for children under 8.  The kids play while their parents pick out gifts. Event scheduled for December 2023.

        Disclaimer

        Resources listed do not represent an endorsement by the Kent School District.

      Activities for Families

      • Services Subject to Change

        Please check with the agency before visiting. 

        Activities for Families

        Seattle Festival of Christmas Trees

        Teddy Bear Suite

        • Fairmont Olympic Hotel
        • Teddy Bears will be taking over the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, admission is free.
        • As an added treat, each young visitor will receive a token for a special treat at 4th Avenue Café.
        • November 23rd- January 3rd, 2024
        • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

        Seattle Center Winterfest, presented by Symetra

        • Connect to a world of sparkling lights, amusements, and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, 2023.
        • Throughout the five weeks of Winterfest, those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion will find seasonal decor, our Winter Train & Village, weekend entertainment on the Armory Stage, and a New Year's Eve Celebration. 

        Snowflake Lane - The Bellevue Collection

        Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers, and dancers in this complimentary nightly parade of holiday floats. Join us on the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets every night at 7pm. Park in any of our free parking garages and choose your favorite spot on the sidewalk to see the show.

        November 24th-December 24th

        City of Renton Holiday Lights

        • Lights will run daily from December 2nd through January 1st from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
        • Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park,1201 Lake Wash. Blvd. N

        Fantasy Lights | Pierce County, WA

        Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park is the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable tradition for the entire family.

        This year, we will be opening our doors earlier than ever before. From November 17 - 19, you can experience our stunning light displays before the Thanksgiving holiday. Our show will run every night, including holidays, from November 24, 2023 to January 1, 2024, between 5:30-9:00 p.m. Get ready to be mesmerized by nearly 300 elaborate displays, digital animations, and thousands of sparkling lights that will leave you spellbound.

        • $15 per vehicle /mini bus (up to 24 passengers)
        • $20 per vehicle/mini bus (up to 24 passengers) 
        • $45 for each bus (25 or more passenger) 
        • $10 Discount Nights -  Nov.27-30/Dec.26-Jan.1

        Lights of Christmas

        Located in Stanwood, WA, The Lights of Christmas is an innovative and convenient experience for families in the Pacific Northwest. Spectacular lights, dazzling displays, creative activities, and so much more make up this memorable Christmas experience for people of all ages. Listen to fun Christmas music while you comfortably drive through in your car. New this year, stop and have some fun at one of the two activity stops along the event route.

        Dates: November 24-26, 30 December 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-23, 26-30, 2023

        Time of arrival selected during online purchase.

        • $32 per car (1-12 Passenger)
        • $60 per mini bus/limo

        Disclaimer

        Resources listed do not represent an endorsement by the Kent School District.

      Last Modified on November 15, 2023