Winter is here in Spokane, and with that comes all sorts of festive activities! Whether you're a local or are visiting for the holidays, here is an activity for each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas:
December 13: Winter Wonderland
Through December 15, enjoy hay rides and scenic views, visit Santa and more at Riverside State Park's Winter Wonderland!
December 14: Bing Crosby Film Festival
Did you know the famed White Christmas crooner, Bing Crosby, called Spokane his hometown? Watch the Bing Crosby Film Festival at the Bing Crosby Theater through December 15. Admission is $8 and is good for both days.
December 15: Gingerbread House Build Off
Trust me, it's so much more than graham crackers and frosting. Check out the always epic Gingerbread House Build-Off at the Davenport Hotel from 10am-1pm.
December 16: 12 Days of Spa
Sticking with the 12 days of Christmas theme, take advantage of the Coeur d' Alene Casino Resort Hotel's 12 Days of Spa specials. On this day, pamper yourself with a Ssakwa'q'n Massage for just $65 ($10 savings). Full list of spa savings can be found here.
December 17: Manito Park Gaiser Conservatory
See hundreds of exotic plants dripping in twinkling lights at the Manito Park Gaiser Conservatory. It's free and best viewed after 4pm.
December 18: Ice Skating
What's winter without a few spins around the ice rink? Check out Riverfront Park's Ice Palace for an outdoor experience, or glide through the twin-rinks at Eagles Ice-Arena.
December 19: A Christmas Schooner
See Spokane Civic Theatre's production, A Christmas Schooner, a new holiday musical about the Christmas tree! Get tickets here.
December 20: The Blue Door Theatre - Season's Greetings
Laugh along with this improv comedy group as your holiday cards and messages inspire the show! Reservations recommended.
December 21: Spokane Symphony
Expect lights, joyous music and plenty of sparkle during the world-class Spokane Symphony's performance, Holiday Pops Celebration.
December 22: Campbell House
Tour the historic Campbell House and see what Christmas was like during the Victorian-era. Meet Mrs. Campbell, bake sugar cookies with Hulda the cook and more!
December 23: Shop in Spokane
Scrambling to finish your holiday shopping? Don't stress. Here's a list of Spokane shops.
December 24: Drive to see holiday lights
Pack up the family and cruise through the streets of Spokane to view the beautiful holiday lights. The Spokesman-Review has a great, user-contributed list of decked out homes.