Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

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You will find unique gift ideas, holiday and home décor, handmade arts and crafts, photography, health and body, clothing, specialty foods and more. Enjoy the Santa Area, daily Cooking Demonstrations and Train setup by TNMRA. Daily performances in the Lobby by Kristin Fletcher pianist.

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Ticket Information

One ticket good for four days!

Kids age 13 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Heritage Bank Tacoma Dome Box Office or online. Additional convenience fees may apply to online orders. The Box Office opens approximately one hour prior to show start and closes one hour prior to show ending. If utilizing digital tickets, please have your phone charged and your tickets ready for scanning at entry.

Getting Here

Let us guide your way! Please follow our recommended routes. For real-time traffic, we suggest using Waze.

Limited parking in Dome lots is $15. RV and Bus parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is charged at $15/spot utilized. Please note: overnight parking is NOT allowed.

Security & Entry

Doors open at 10am daily. Guests may utilize the Exhibition Hall entry doors.

Security measures are in place for all Tacoma Dome events, including metal detectors, bag size restrictions (12"x6"x12"), and bag searches. Backpacks are not allowed. Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives, are not allowed. If you see something, say something™. Visit our Security page for more details. Please note: the Tacoma Dome clear bag policy is not in place for Holiday Food & Gift Festival. However, guests are encouraged to only bring essential items to expedite entry and reduce touchpoints.

Cashless Concessions

The Tacoma Dome is a cashless facility, including all concession sales. Google Pay and Apple Pay are also available at concession points of sale. There are cash-to-card kiosks (reverse ATM’s) where guests can exchange their cash for a Tacoma Dome VISA card. Card balances remain usable anywhere after the event. Going cashless improves the transaction process, reduces wait times, and limits guest to staff contact. Cashless parking payment options are also available. Please visit our Cashless FAQs for more information. Please note: Vendors, like those at Holiday Food & Gift Festival, are encouraged to only accept credit cards or mobile payments for their safety, but individual vendors may still accept cash, if preferred.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Face coverings are no longer required for our guests by state order (subject to change). Individuals are welcome to wear masks if they choose. 

Effective March 1, 2022, proof of vaccination or negative testing is no longer required by Washington State mandate to attend large events.

Please continue to monitor this page, as well as our Reopening page for current health and safety protocols.

Cooking Program

Tacoma’s top chefs share recipes and cooking techniques to help you prepare a memorable feast for the holidays.

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Thursday – October 20th

12pm  Chef Hudson Slater, Flavor HammerPresenting Bucatini a la Carbonara 

1pm   Chef Andres Bell, of E9 Firehouse and GastropubPresenting Asian Inspired Ginger Beet Salad

2pm   Chef Jacob Howell, of En RamaPresenting Baked Mac and Cheese

3pm   Chef Kevin Michalk, of ALMAPresenting Macerated Apple and Cranberry Jam Tart

Friday – October 21st

12pm Kris Blondin, of Vin GrottoPresenting Puffed Pastry Pinwheel

1pm   Chef Hudson Slater, Flavor HammerPresenting Pork Schnitzel, Rosemary Waffle and Apple Fennel Chutney

2pm   Chef Jan Parker, of Jan Parker CookeryPresenting Roasted Pork in Banana Leaf & Beignets with Banana & Jackfruit Foster

3pm   Chef Tanya Jirapolchet, of Namjai ThaiPresenting Pad Thai, Thai Satay & Peanut Sauce, Pad Se Eiw

Saturday – October 22nd

12pm Chef Jacob Howell, of En RamaPresenting Chili and Cornbread

1pm   Chef Blake Lord-Wittig, of Blake Lord-Wittig CateringPresenting Coquito Cream Puff with Coconut Caramel 

2pm   Chef Abigail Bardwell, of Milk & HoneyPresenting Savory Bucatini Pasta w/ Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

3pm   Chef Jon Maley, of ChuchPresenting Braised Beef, Butternut Squash, Celery, Mustard, Pomegranate

Sunday – October 23rd

12pm  Aura Mae, of The Kitchen BeauticianPresenting Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Chili

1pm    Chef Hailey Hernandez, of Side Piece KitchenPresenting Breakfast Steak Sandwich w. Chimichurri and Fried Egg

2pm   Chef Warnessa Victorian, of Lizzie Lou’s TooPresenting Christmas Brunch

3pm   Chef Shawn Tibbitts, of Tibbitts Fern HillPresenting New York Cheesecake

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Bring the little ones to the Santa Area. Your child can make their Christmas wishes known to our real bearded Santa and get a first class picture on the spot. The Santa area is located in the Dome under the hanging tree in the center of the hall.

Schedule

Thursday          11am – 6pm

Friday               11am – 6pm

Saturday           11am – 6pm

Sunday             11am – 4pm

Upcoming Events

Saturday | Dec 10, 2022

Jo Koy

Funny is Funny World Tour

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Dec 16 - 17, 2022

Snoop Dogg's Holidaze of Blaze

With T-Pain, Warren G, and special guest Justin Champagne. Ying Ying Twins to perform on Friday.

Jan 13 - 15, 2023

Monster Jam

Unbelievable action, high-flying stunts, and four-wheel excitement!

Feb 3 - 5, 2023

Excision Presents: The Thunderdome

3 Nights of Non-Stop Bass!

Thursday | Mar 9, 2023

Rage Against the Machine - CANCELLED

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Friday | Mar 24, 2023

Winter Jam

We The Kingdom, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Anne Wilson & more!

Event Starts 6:00 PM
Sunday | Mar 26, 2023

Jeff Dunham

Still Not Canceled Tour

Event Starts 3:00 PM
Saturday | Apr 1, 2023

Seven Lions

Beyond the Veil - The Journey III Tour

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Apr 8 - 9, 2023

Paw Patrol Live!

The Great Pirate Adventure

Apr 22 - 23, 2023

PBR Ariat Invitational

Presented by Cooper Tires

Wednesday | Sep 27, 2023

André Rieu - CANCELLED

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Saturday | Oct 7, 2023

Morgan Wallen

One Night At A Time World Tour

Event Starts 7:00 PM