Spokane Holiday Events Guide

This Christmas in Spokane, we're committed to helping you support local businesses and have fun along the way. Whether you're planning a trip or mapping out your holiday traditions with family and friends, we are your primary resource for Spokane holiday events, things to do, shopping, and places to stay. Whatever you need to plan a merry and magical season in the Spokane region, yule find it here!

Cutting-Edge Culinary

The best trips or date nights out are planned around cutting-edge food and drink. Are we right, or are we right? And the Holiday season is no different. For spectacular memories with loved ones and cuisine that is nothing short of magical, we've got you covered. For lunch, head to Cochinito for tacos that will blow your mind. For dinner, options are truly endless but to narrow it down consider Tavolata or Spencers.

Holiday Events & Things to Do

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with loved ones in Spokane. Holiday cheer and opportunities for traditions in the making abound this Christmas in Spokane. Local venues and organizations are making this special season merry and magical.

Winter Glow Spectacular

November 19th — January 1st

The Winter Glow Spectacular has been a shining tradition since 2014. Head to Orchard Park in Liberty Lake to partake in the free self-guided tour through a stunning light display.

Visit with Santa

November 18th — December 24th

Santa is set to make his usual appearances at local malls this holiday season. Look for the big man in red at River Park Square, Spokane Valley Mall, and the Northtown Mall.

Merry & Magical Holiday Parade

November 19th @ 2pm

The Spokane Lilac Festival Association kicks-off the 2022 Holiday Season with a festive showcase of community, marching bands, floats, all culminating with an appearance from Santa! Check out the Parade Route.

Free Carriage Rides

November 25th — December 24th

Free carriage rides, sponsored by Wheatland Bank, are back running through Riverfront Park during the entire holiday season. No reservations, standby only. Click the link for more info!

Northwest Winterfest

December 2nd — January 1st

Northwest Winterfest is the Pacific Northwest’s brightest & largest holiday lantern display and cultural celebration. Don't miss the brightest event of the year!

Christmas Tree Lighting

November 26th

Join the free annual celebration as Riverfront Park lights up a 63-foot spruce tree in the park. Experience the magic in downtown Spokane.

Crescent Window Displays

November 26th — January 2nd

A mix of classic Holiday Window Displays (many from the old Crescent windows) and new creations too will be on display at the Davenport Grand Hotel, the Fox Theater, and the MAC.

Small Business Saturday

November 26th

Locally owned businesses put their best foot forward, so you can find those one-of-a-kind gifts you can’t get at a big-box store. Get out and support your friendly local small businesses!

Christmas Tree Elegance

November 29th — December 11th

Check out the gloriously decorated trees at the Historic Davenport Hotel and at River Park Square. Buy raffle tickets to win your favorite tree and all the goodies that go with it.

Holiday Lights At Manito

December 9th — 18th

Enjoy the Enchanted Garden Holiday Lights at Manito Park. The drive-thru event runs from December 9th - 12th and walk-thru event runs from December 13th - 18th. Explore a half-mile of festive lights inside…


December 17th

Vendors and local artists set up shop on all three floors of River Park Square for one of the best local shopping days of the year.

New Years Eve Events in Spokane

Spokane Symphony New Years Eve Performance

December 31st, 6:30 PM

There’s no better place to reflect on the year ending and the one ahead than inside the luxurious Fox Theater listening to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony -- the Ode to Joy.

New Years Eve at the Davenport

December 31st, 8 PM

Ring in the New Year at the Historic Davenport Hotel in the Grand Pennington Ballroom. Kicking off at 8 PM, enjoy live music from Grammy-nominated Sacha Boutros Quartet featuring Melonie Grinnell and more!

New Years Eve Fireworks

December 31st, 9 PM

Ring in the New Year while watching fireworks blast off from Riverfront Park! Fireworks will launch at 9pm.

Holiday Shopping in Spokane

From one-of-a-kind gifts to big brands you know and love, the Spokane region is your holiday shopping destination. Local artisans and vintage shops abound when you're looking for something unique. If the local mall is more your scene, don't fret we have three--Spokane Valley Mall, Northtown Mall, and of course, River Park Square. Find your holiday shopping destination in our curated shopping maps.

Spokane's Best Shopping

Christmas and Holiday Shopping Map