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Family Holiday Outing! Oly on Ice!

Join friends, family, and neighbors at Olympia’s first seasonal ice rink, Oly on Ice, presented by Olympia Auto Mall at downtown Olympia’s new Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave. W.! Since the rink is under a tent with retractable sides, it’s rain or shine for skating, daily through January 6. See for special events and themed skate nights.

Toy Drive! Wrapping Up the Holidays!

Open your hearts to the local children who need your help this holiday season! Donate Friday, December 21 6am-6pm to KXXO Mixx 96.1’s Wrapping up the Holidays Toy & Fund Drive at the corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia! O Bee Credit Union will match the first $2,500 donated and the law firm of Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia and Centralia will match the next $1,000.

You can also Adopt-a-Family! Call 360-943-9937 if you’re interested!

We need volunteers – call Toni at 360-943-9937 or click here for more info!

Shop Local! Touch it, Taste it, Try it on!

Listen for KXXO Personal Shopper tips from stores like Captain Little Toys, Furniture Works, Compass Rose, and Selden’s Furniture, and check out our Personal Shopper page for alternatives to shopping online! Taste It, Touch It, Try It On – Shop Local!

Win! Tribond – Take 6 Holiday Concert!

Win tickets to 10-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Take Six in Tacoma December 22 and a vehicle pass to Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park, open daily 5:30-9pm through New Year’s Day! Play Tribond December 10-14 at 7:40am on KXXO Mixx 96.1!

Win! Cari’s Contest – Fantasy Lights!

Win passes to Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park (open daily 5:30-9pm through New Year’s Day) and Olympia Little Theatre’s A Christmas Story (running through December 23)! Play “Link’em” 3:20 weekday afternoons December 10-14 on KXXO Mixx 96.1!

Holiday Lights Contest! Twinklefest!

Who is the twinkliest of them all? Shop Downtown Olympia during Twinklefest, see the lights in all the shop windows, and vote for your favorites! Make your selection for your favorite Downtown Olympia lighted holiday decorations and be entered to win $100 in gift certificates from Downtown merchants! The City of Olympia will offer complimentary holiday parking from December 12-24 at the 2- and 3-hour meters. Click here to vote!

Voting is open through January 4, 2019.

Free Fun! Olympia Third Thursday!

Experience Downtown Olympia on Third Thursdays! Participating shops stay open until 8pm and feature deals, guest authors, artists, and refreshments! Eateries offer chef and barista specials and entertainment! Thursday, December 20 enjoy street performers 4:30-8pm and take part in the Challenge Game for fun and prizes! See for more info on contests and activities! Presented by Providence Health Services in partnership with the Olympia Downtown Alliance and KXXO Mixx 96.1!

Holiday Outing! Fantasy Lights!

Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park, the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, features nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. You will be treated to the magical world of animation and imagination where bears fly kites, Santa and Rudolph sail a tall ship, snow boys kick field goals, penguins slide down an igloo, and reindeer leap over your car. It’s open daily 5:30-9pm Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day!

#3 Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas is You

#2 Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve/Sarajevo

#1 Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts …)

Phil Prietto with City Gates talks about keeping people from becoming homeless.

Reiko Callner discusses gender-based violence in the workplace.

What’s the story behind that ice skating rink downtown? Paul Simmons with Olympia Parks talks about Oly on Ice!

Free Mixxer!

Check back here for the location and date of the next Thurston County Chamber Morning Mixxer. The monthly Morning Mixxer networking event is a low-key way for area professionals to meet in a fun, casual atmosphere with free coffee and treats.

Sponsored by L&E Bottling Company & KXXO Mixx 96.1.

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Follow traffic in the South Sound with KXXO Mixx 96.1 Freeway Hero traffic updates on air at 96.1 FM, the cameras and info at, and on Twitter.