Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery is ready for an exciting holiday season. With fun events, holiday decor and even live reindeer, Watson’s is the perfect place to inspire visions of yuletide cheer and purchase the perfect holiday gift. Grab your family and friends and head on down for wintery fun.

While Watson’s is a nursery, it’s also a great place to shop for home decor, gardening tools, pottery, as well as plants year-round. While many greenhouses limit stock or even close down for the chilly Washington winters, Watson’s keeps displays full of fun and exciting holiday-themed plants, décor, cut trees and greens and their usual stock of outdoor trees, gardening tools and more throughout the holiday season. Addison Gregory, a Watson’s family member and marketing director for the business, says, “We have a lot of great products to offer. We have a wonderful staff that is very knowledgeable if you have any questions. And you’re also going to get a good mix of products that are really interesting.”

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A decked-out Christmas tree greets customers at the front entrance of Watson’s. Photo credit: Shelby Beckwith

With the holiday season in full swing you will find a sea of poinsettias and countless Christmas trees fill the warm greenhouse at Watson’s. The soft clink of glass ornaments, sparkle of the fully decked out trees and warm drinks at the cafe inspire a memorable holiday experience. No matter the theme, holiday need or if you’re just looking to brighten up your day, Watson’s is the place to be.

“You might have a bad day where it feels gloomy out, but you can come here and it feels bright, it feels exciting,” explains Addison.

Events at Watson’s

Along with the special holiday atmosphere, Watson’s has a lot of holiday events this time of year, many of which give back to the community or to causes Watson’s chooses to support. The first event of the holiday season was One Enchanted Evening on November 5. All proceeds from ticket sales for the event benefited the Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit, the Pierce County Humane Society, FISH Food Banks and the Tacoma Art Museum.

Watson's Nursery Employees
Beatriz (left), Julia (center) and Skye (right) are ready for the holidays in the elegantly decorated greenhouse. Photo credit: Shelby Beckwith

Watson’s also has three Girls Night Out events in November and December. These events are partnered with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and proceeds from ticket sales benefit the organization. This movement hopes to inspire woman to become more knowledgeable about the risks of heart disease and stroke as the number one issue in woman’s health today. Attendees to the Girls Night Out events can enjoy wine and appetizers as well as a great environment to enjoy an evening among friends. Tickets are $15 and include two glasses of wine and 10% off any purchase at the event. Purchase tickets in store or over the phone. The Girls Night Out events are on Thursday, November 16 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 12 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Small Business Saturday

Going to Watson’s is also a great way to spend Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. While others are fighting through traffic and avoiding a stampede of eccentric shoppers, customers at Watson’s can enjoy a calm, peaceful shopping atmosphere.

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Home decor items are always available at Watson’s. Photo courtesy: Addison Gregory

Bonus – even Donder and Blitzen have joined in on the holiday festivities at Watson’s. In mid-November, two reindeer fly down from the North Pole (with Santa’s permission of course) to bring cheer to customers young and old. Customers can meet Donder and Blitzen, take a photo and enjoy the magic the reindeer bring. Make sure to visit before Christmas – they must be back at the North Pole to help Santa by Christmas Eve. Customers can enjoy the reindeer during normal business hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“Come in and enjoy yourself, enjoy the holiday spirit, see the reindeer with the kids,” says Addison. “You can come here and get a great holiday experience you aren’t going to get anywhere else.”

Small Business Saturday is the day following Black Friday. On this day, people are encouraged to purchase holiday gifts and other items from locally owned businesses and craftsmen rather than chain stores. Watson’s is proud to be a locally owned, one-of-a-kind family store serving the Puyallup area since 1984.

For holiday fun and events or just a nice day out in the Puyallup farmland, visit Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery at 6211 Pioneer Way East, Puyallup, WA 98371. You can call the store at 253-845-7359 or visit the Watson’s website and Facebook page for more information.

 

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In memoriam: Frances Joan Watson, Founder, 1939-2017. Frances Watson, known as Fran, opened Watson’s in 1984 and recently passed away. Photo credit: Michael Rowley

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