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Have fun at the Puyallup Spring Fair!      


The days are slowly getting longer and before you know it, spring will be here. Get excited for sunshine and warmer weather with the Puyallup Spring Fair from April 19th to 22nd.
There’s truly something for everyone at the Spring Fair! Thrill seekers can check out the Adventure Zone rides, such as the Rainier Rush roller coaster, the Extreme Scream tower, the giant slide, and much more. Or feel the thrill vicariously at the Motorsport Mayhem show, where you can watch monster trucks and smashing cars collide in an action-packed spectacle. The Monster Truck show will be on Friday evening and the Slamfest Demolition Derbies will be on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
If you’re not much of an adrenaline junkie, there will be lots of other attractions to check out, such as live music and entertainment for all ages, animals and petting zoos (be on the lookout for llamas!), fireworks displays, and much more. 
Young kids can enjoy the Kids’ Zone, with arts and crafts, face painting, and other kid-oriented rides and attractions
The fair will be open from 2pm to 10pm on Thursday, 10 am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 8pm on Sunday. General admission prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students ages 6-18. If you purchase your tickets in advance, you get $2 off your general admission price. Kids 5 and under can enter the fair for free! Best Western Premier Puyallup is just 20 minutes away from the fair grounds by public transit or a 40 minute walk. If you’re driving, the fairgrounds are less than 5 minutes away: Take advantage of our complimentary parking - parking at the fair is free on Thursday and Friday and $10 to park all day on Saturday or Sunday.

Fantasy in Lights Sign

The wonder of the holiday season comes together with sparkling lights. These light displays, however, can be pricey and difficult to maintain which is why Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park, Washington became such a hit. Long stretches of lights and animations will be on display, creating a magical experience for all to enjoy!


Two Miles Long of Sparkling Light Displays

This display features thousands of tiny, sparkling lights which light up over two miles, along Spanaway Lake. This is the 23rd annual light show which features 300 one-of-a-kind displays - some which are interactive. Animation meets imagination as Fantasy Lights transforms into the North Pole, complete with Santa and his Reindeer. Witness magical animations which include: penguins sliding down an igloo, Santa and Rudolf commandeering a ship and reindeer leaping over your car - among others.


Location, Dates, and Tickets

Don't hestitate to experience this fun holiday event, open to all ages. Fantasy Lights is a fan favorite and you don’t want to miss out on the hard work put forth to make such a special display happen. Dates run from November 23, 2017 to January 1, 2018 and will be available to tour from 5:30 PM. to 9 PM every night including Christmas and New Year’s Day. Book with us at Best Western Premier Plaza to be quick 20 minutes from the festivity hosted in Spanaway Park, Washington. Tickets can be purchased here at a the cheap price of $14 per vehicle. 

posted by: BW Premier Plaza Hotel on: December 9, 2017 1:59:13 PM

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1. Seattle Lantern Light Festival

Running until January 7 at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, this spectacular event showcases the beautiful ancient Chinese tradition of lighting up winter and celebrating the coming return of spring. Each lantern is custom-made by artists from thousands of pieces of silky cloth and some of the lanterns are up to 30 feet high and 300 feet long. You can also expect to see Chinese acrobats, firework displays and plenty to keep the kids entertained, like inflatables and face painting.


2. North Pole at the Fair

Santa is bringing his magic to the North Pole at Washington State Fair in Puyallup until December 23. Visit his house and write your letter to Santa on official Santa Claus stationary, read Christmas books in Santa’s library or sample hot chocolate in Mrs Claus’s kitchen. You can also explore the Elf Village, where you’ll find imaginative play areas and a Lego brick village.


3. Wild Waves with Holiday Lights

It may be too cold outside to go swimming, but at Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, you can celebrate the festive season with a big splash. The elves have been busy lighting up the theme park with a dazzling array of more than one million lights! You can also expect festive sing-a-longs, photos with Santa, a visit to the Toyland tent and – new for this year – the Lights Aglow laser light show.


Conveniently located in Puyallup, the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre is the getaway hotel if you’re planning a festive getaway. The full-service hotel features top-of-the-line amenities to keep you entertained when visiting the Puyallup. Enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast, take a dip in the heated indoor pool, or sip a cocktail in the Fireside Bar and Bistro.


The Tacoma Zoo has a special treat for us this holiday season as they transform their zoo with half-million glimmering lights with 3-D animal light display. Located close to Best Western Premier Plaza, this is a fun activity for the family to enjoy.

Take A Look Into Half-Million Shimmering Lights

This light display is one of a kind with 3-D animal light displays accompanied by half-million bright lights creating the perfect winter wonderland. Each year the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium tries to switch up their light display; according to the Zoo’s website this year the 3-D animal light display will include, “a hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants and their insect prey, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, and a gorgeous giant Pacific octopus”.

You Don’t Want to Miss Out On This One of A Kind Light Display

Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and tasty treats while enjoying some holiday cheer. Take the perfect Instagram picture with thousands of mini lights dazzling behind you or take a short ride on the back of a camel with our zoo instructors. Certain animals will be on display as well including the zoo’s sharks, jellies, and meerkats and many more.

Best Western Premier Plaza is just a short 30 minute drive from the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington. Zoolights will run from Nov, 24 2017 to Jan, 1 2018 with the exception of closing Dec, 24th 2017.  Ticket prices vary per age of guest but can be purchased on the Point Defiance Zoo website. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff any questions you may have about the event and we’d be more than happy in assisting you in getting to and from the event. Book your stay with Best Western Preier Plaza today!
posted by: BW Premier Plaza Hotel on: November 27, 2017 11:39:29 PM

Seattle, Washington is a short 30 minute drive from Puyallup and definitely worth the drive for this special occasion! It’s the annual Seattle SantaCon which is a fun filled day full of - you guessed it- Santas!


What’s A #SantaCon?
SantaCon is the meetup of over a thousand local Santas to celebrate goodwill and cheerful times along with a little spontaneity and creativity. This is always a fun time with many participants dressing as Santa, Elves or Reindeer filling the streets of Seattle for a good time. Oh and did we mention this was all for a great cause? This years SantaCon is in benefit with  Mary’s Place and their ‘No Child Sleeps Outside' campaign.


Rules and Registration
Participants are encouraged to carry cash to payment and tip as long lines have been experienced in the past and this speeds up the process. Everyone is welcome to attend and all are encouraged to dress up! It is asked that everyone remain respectful, remain responsible while drinking, and remember that this is a family event too. Tickets range between $5 and $20 and can be purchased on the EventBrite website.


This event is hosted in Downtown Seattle, Washington on Dec 16, 2017–Dec 17, 2017. Stay with us at Best Western Premier Plaza and don't miss this exciting event. Let our friendly staff assist you in any way we can!


posted by: BW Premier Plaza Hotel on: October 31, 2017 11:50:10 AM
The best place to stay in Puyallup and Tacoma! 

The Pacific Northwest has a history, and traditions, all its own. Come explore the beauties of the Tacoma/Puyallup area and go on a trip through time!



Located in the heart of Puyallup, Meeker Mansion is a testament to the history of the area. The home of Ezra Meeker, a pioneer, salesman, and trailblazer extraordinaire who helped develop the Pacific Northwest into what it is today, Meeker Mansion is the fruit of his labors. Ezra Meeker lived in this location until his death in 1928 at the incredible age of 98!

Visiting Meeker Mansion is like stepping backwards in time, and the educational tours help give you a sense of what live was like in the Pacific Northwest in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Painstakingly restored and curated by the Puyallup Historical society, this home remains absolutely gorgeous, and displays throughout the house will give you a clear sense of what home life was like for the very rich of the era!

For an added taste of history and tradition, come to Meeker Mansion this December for scheduled Christmas events.

December 8th – Candlelight Christmas – 5pm to 8pm -Celebrate a special Christmas evening of classic Christmas decorations in the natural light of candles! There will also be live entertainment and surprises.  

December 10th – Christmas Tea – 1:00pm — Enjoy a classic English tea with finger sandwiches, biscuits and more, all while  enjoying the mansion’s Christmas decorations. Take care – reservations are needed for this event!

December 16th – Santa Breakfast – 10am —A fantastic breakfast meal will be served to attendees, followed by a meeting with the one, the only, SANTA CLAUS. Reservations are also needed for this event!

You can make reservations for these special events by visiting the site here!

Looking for accommodations in the Tacoma area? Stay at the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center Puyallup. With affordable rates, group discounts and more, we’re the first step in making an unforgettable vacation!


 Join in on Paint Night at the Beach near Puyallup, Washington 

Paint Night

At times it's difficult to choose activities to do with your friends and family that aren’t the same-old, same-old. Taking a few hour to see a movie, going shopping at the mall, or eating out at a fancy restaurant are all great leisure activities - but we do them so often. A new trend to hit major cities is the hosting of paint nights. These is a fun, unique experience and don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself an artist - all talent levels are welcome. 

What is a paint night?

According to the website of PaintNite creators, Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail, paint nights are a way to “encourage creativity, empower communities, and inspire connections (away from the screen), all while offering a new way to go out and have fun”.  Thanks to these two entrepreneurial spirits, paint nights have become an instant hit. 

What to Expect From a Paint Night

Create your own masterpiece by painting your own creative design or copying the example provided. There is no lack of inspiration when overlooking the Pacific Ocean as the sunsets. As stated before, this is an activity meant for fun so there’s no artistic pressure to be felt! If you’re not a strong painter our talented and patient coach, Christina, would be more than happy to assist you. All art supplies are included in ticket pricing. Wine and other snacks will also be available.



Location of Paint Night on The Beach 

Paint night on the beach is hosted by the Beach House Salon in Tacoma, Washington. This is a short 20 minute drive from us at Best Western Premier Plaza - the best hotel option in Puyallup, Washington. Trust us when we say this creative activity is worth the drive! Our beautiful beach landscapes are breathtaking and we encourage all our guests to experience them if given the chance.  Purchase tickets for paint night here and perhaps find your new hobby!

When you're ready to relax for the night, book your stay the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center.

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It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever before: The Washington State Fair is taking place from September 1 to 24. From steer wrestling to the end of summer bash, here are five reasons why you really shouldn’t miss it…


1. Lady Antebellum, Saturday September 2

With more than 18 million album sales worldwide, this seven-time Grammy award-winning group has earned six platinum singles, nine chart-topping hits, a Billboard Music Award, a People’s Choice Award and a Teen Choice Award, while also taking home ACM and CMA ‘Vocal Group of the Year’ trophies three years in a row. Tickets to the show cost between $80 and $100.


2. The ‘Oh Say Can You Sing’ Contest

The Washington State Fair is giving you the chance to perform the National Anthem live on stage in front of thousands of fans at one of the fair’s concerts or rodeo events. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform on the same stage that hundreds of stars that have graced on the fair’s iconic Grandstand. Enter the contest at


3. Modest Mouse, Thursday September 21

Indie-rock Modest Mouse is one of the few bands able to tread the narrow path between massive popularity while managing to remain loyal to their original pre-fame following. Tickets are included in the price of gate admission.


4. Rodeo

Welcome the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in the 84th annual Washington State Fair Rodeo. Put on your boots, chaps and cowboy hat and get ready for a wild show! See bull-riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and barrel racing.


5. The End of Summer Bash, Labor Day, Monday September 4

The fair’s free End of Summer Bash provides the opportunity to sample some of Washington’s favorite wine and craft brews while rocking out to some of the most famous music from the state. There will tribute bands celebrating the music of Jimi Hendrix, Heart and the 1980s.


Conveniently located in Puyallup, the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre is the getaway hotel if you’re planning to catch the action at this year’s Washington State Fair.

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When it comes to putting on a show, the folks in Puyallup know a thing or two.

With the Washington State Fair Grounds and Tacoma Dome right on its doorstep, there’s always a fantastic line-up of events and shows to enjoy – whatever your passion may be.

Just take a look at January and February, for instance. There is a truly eclectic selection of world class events for everyone from the dog-lover to the Country music fan and the aviation buff.

From January 14 to 16 all manner of cuteness will be in the spotlight at the Western Washington Dog Cluster Show at the Washington State Fair Events Centre.

Hosted by the Puyallup Valley Dog Fancier Club, one of Washington State’s oldest and largest American Kennel Club dog clubs, this is one of the largest all-breed dog shows in the state.

There’ll be all manner of gorgeous furry friends on show, with events ranging from obedience trials to best of breed competitions.

Next up you’ll want to check out Country music superstar Blake Shelton’s show at the Tacoma Dome on February 25.

The tour follows hot on the heels of his 10th studio album, If I’m Honest, which was not only the biggest selling album in the week of its release, but also the best-selling country album released this year.

Opening the tour is Nashville recording artist RaeLynn, whose current single Love Triangle is the powerful first track from her forthcoming debut album WildHorse. She was recently selected as a CMT ‘Next Women of Country’ honoree.

While Blake and RaeLynn are busy keeping Country music fans happy, aviation buffs will be making a beeline for the Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center on February 25 and 26.

The Washington Aviation Association has been hosting this event for over three decades, and today’s event has grown to include over 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000-square-feet of aviation displays - and an annual attendance of over 10,000! It’s a must for any self-respecting aviation buff.

Conveniently located in Puyallup, the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre is the getaway hotel if you’re planning to catch a show – be your great love be dogs, Country music or aviation!

It’s shaping up to be a Christmassy month in Tacoma, with plenty of festive events taking place around the city. We have Victorian Christmas celebrations in full flow, a market where you can find the perfect gift, and an annual tree lighting ceremony - in short, everything you need to get into the Christmas groove. Book your room at the
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel & Conference Center and you’ll be in the perfect position to attend these trio of events. You’ll also enjoy amenities that include a complimentary breakfast, a heated indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi. 

A Victorian Country Christmas

Unless you’re very old or have access to a time machine, you won’t have experienced a Christmas like that on offer at the 29th Annual Victorian Country Christmas Festival. This event, which is suitable for the whole family, has a bit of everything: Christmas carols performed by professional performers, a winter wine garden, Christmas lights, displays, Santa, and much more. Runs from November 30 - December 4 at Washington State Fair Events Center. 

NW Quilt and Craft

 Love crafts? Then head down to the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, which will be taking place at Puyallup Fairgrounds, just a 2 mile trip from our hotel., from November 17 - 19. While there you’ll a whole host of craft related products, exhibitions, and workshops - just in time for putting together a special present for a loved one. 

71st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The Broadway Center tree lighting is one of the highlights of the Christmas season. Besides the big tree lighting, you’ll also be able to listen to - or participate in - carol singing and meet Santa. The event takes place at 9th & Broadway on November 26 at 5pm. Just before the tree lighting, at 2:30pm, there’ll be a Sing aLong to the Sound of Music at Pantages Theatre. Sing your heart out!