Puyallup Real Estate Blog

What is more magical for kids than meeting Santa on a train at Christmas time? Surprise your little one with a special train ride this holiday season. Board the Santa Express in the town of Elbe, in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Along the ride enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and a meet and greet with Santa himself.

There are several cars to choose from, some changing depending on the season. Seats are not assigned, and you can move around during the ride. The train is an old steam logging locomotive, and it’s storybook perfect!

The ride is gentle, but there are lots of train noises. The ride is two 45 minute sections, with a brief stop at Mineral Lake. This is a pretty photo op, but there is really nothing to do here. This outing is definitely about the

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Auburn will celebrate Veterans Day this Saturday, November 7th with a mile long parade of marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units and honor guards. This will be the 50th anniversary of the Auburn Veterans Day Parade and Observance and it is one of the largest events in the U.S to honor our brave veterans and active military men and women.

The parade always starts with a military flyover, but this year there will be multiple flyovers including World War II and Vietnam-era aircraft( WEATHER PERMITTING).

There will also be an extra announcing stand located at D Street and Main. This will be a fantastic spot for marching band fans to find a spot. All 37 bands (34 Highschool, 3 military) will perform there.

Parade: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7,

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Bring the kids to downtown Puyallup for Fun & Safe Tricks and Treats! Many downtown shops and businesses, including the Puyallup Public Library, will be handing out candies and treats for all the little ghosts and ghouls, princesses and pirates on Saturday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

And while you are there shoot across the street to Kalles JH for more Halloween Fun AND to support a great cause! The students at Kalles JH are hoping to raise money and awareness for Neuroblastoma, so they have put together a Spooktacular event for you and your kiddo's to enjoy. Bring your children and let them walk thru the Haunted Halls of Kalles. October 31st from 4pm to 6pm. Donations go to Neuroblastoma Awareness.

Don't forget to participate in the

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Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Having a seasoned, knowledgeable Real Estate Agent is an important part of the process. Here's why finding a good agent is better than going it alone.

A local Real Estate Agent is going to have an extensive knowledge about the real estate market in your area. Realtors are local experts on what homes are selling for, which areas are highly desirable, which ones are not, and which ones are the new up and coming. In addition to knowing the inventory in your local area, a Realtor will have better access to listings and better access into a sellers home.

Buying and/or selling a home can be a stressful and emotional experience. Having a seasoned Realtor to navigate you through all the

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The Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour & Eerie Dances

In celebration of Halloween, Tacoma City Ballet transforms the Tacoma City Ballet School into The Haunted Theatre. This family-oriented production is celebrating its seventh anniversary this season and has become a cherished Halloween tradition in Tacoma.

The Box Office, The Magical Lobby and Backstage Tour are filled with ghostly, yet whimsical, characters. After the Backstage Tour, Guests are ushered into the Jan Collum Ballroom Theater for a delightful performance of spooky Halloween Ballets featuring Bats, Ghosts, Marionettes, Monsters, Mummified Egyptian Cats, Pumpkins, Skeletons, and Witches. This production is a captivating Halloween Treat, 1-Hour long and appropriate for all ages- costumes

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I am perfectly fine with welcoming fall but there is one thing that I will miss this fall/winter, and that is the Puyallup Farmers Market. Luckily we have another month to enjoy the fresh and locally grown fruits/vegetables, plants and other fun vendors. However, fall weather is here so be sure to run into Anthem Coffee Shop for a beverage to keep you warm as you wander thru the market and enjoy the limited time left this year.

Saturday, September 19th, the Farmers Market will have an extra special booth set up giving our local peeps in Puyallup the opportunity to show appreciation and give thanks to our Men and Women in Blue. Operation Thank Our Police is set up to collect signatures on thank yous for all of our very brave men and women of the

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Its that time of year again...yep, Hello Fall. I am so ready for fall, ready for the kids to be back at school, ready for the cozy weather of fall and around here in Puyallup, ready for the Puyallup Fair...oops, I mean the Washington State Fair. However, as fun as the Washington State Fair is, it can be quite a hit to the pocketbook, especially after all the back to school shopping. I am usually so focused on back to school that I forget to look for early for Groupons and discounted tickets.

Here are a few money saving deals if you've missed out on the good Groupons. You can save a bundle if you Purchase a Value Pack. Have big fun with a savings of over 50% on gate admission, rides and food. There’s no better deal around. Available exclusively at

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Celebrate summer fun at this family friendly event at Allan Yorke Park. Bonney Lake Days is a huge event packed with entertainment for the whole family from Friday to Saturday.

Featuring: stage shows, fireworks, Kids Zone, chalk art, a 5K and 10K fun run, annual parade, vendor booths, and fun competitions! See the complete event and activity line-up below. Certain Events require registration.

Allan Yorke Park - August 14th & 15th

Friday from 4pm-9pm Saturday from 9:30am - 5:00pm

See more information below. http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/section_community/parks_recreation/special_events.shtml#bldays

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Downtown Puyallup's Pioneer Park is not the only popular Pierce County Park that offers live music and entertainment. If you want to get out and enjoy this awesome summer weather but you're looking for a change in scenery , come give Allen Yorke Park in Bonney Lake a try.

Kids Club offers great events every Monday Evening at 6:30pm and Tuesdays at 11:00am- All Summer Long.

Allen Yorke also has Concerts in the Park- Fun Entertainment for the whole family. Go out and enjoy the Tunes @ Tapps every Wednesday throughout the Summer from 6:30-8:00pm. If you come a little earlier you can check out the outdoor market that starts at 5:00pm prior to the concerts. The Market features some local farmers, crafters and food vendors.

Click the link below for

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