Holiday Events Guide
Discover the magic of the holidays in greater Spokane! From special events to new family traditions, Spokane has something sure to make your season all the more bright.
- Santa's Arrival
- Grand Tree Lighting
- Crescent Holiday Windows
- Wheatland Bank Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides
- The Nutcracker
- Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises Journey to the North Pole
- Christmas Tree Elegance
- Holiday Lights at Gaiser Conservatory
- Gingerbread Build Off
- Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival
- It's A Wonderful Life
River Park Square
Welcome Santa to Spokane with a community celebration on November 22 at River Park Square. Then share the joys of the season with a visit with Santa and capture the holiday memories in front of the magnificent Christmas tree through the end of the year.
Grand Tree Lighting
Welcome the season with an evening in Riverfront Park! Enjoy dancing, songs, crafts and more before the Grand Tree Lighting ceremony at 6 pm!
Crescent Holiday Windows
THE DAVENPORT GRAND HOTEL
NOVEMBER 30 - JANUARY 4, 2020
The Crescent was a department store in Spokane from the late 1800s until the 1980s. The downtown store always had magical holiday window displays. In 2018 these displays were restored and brought back to life and are now on display in the windows of The Davenport Grand Hotel.
Wheatland Bank Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides
November 23- December 23
Cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and a loved one while you ride through the holiday trimmed streets of downtown Spokane in a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy a free ride on Fridays from 3pm-8pm and from 12pm-5pm on Saturdays and Sunday at 221 N Wall Street across from Wheatland Bank.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
The Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet and more than 75 local dancers join the Spokane Symphony to bring the classic story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince to the stage. This is a magical tradition you’ll want to make part of your family celebrations for years to come.
Journey to the North Pole
Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises
November 25 – January 1
Sail through the waters of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, aglow in lights, as you make your way to the North Pole for a visit with Santa and his elves.
Christmas Tree Elegance
Historic Davenport Hotel
Two of Spokane's premiere destinations come together for a can't miss holiday event! Spectacular Christmas trees line the halls of The Historic Davenport Hotel and River Park Square. The best part? An exciting raffle gives you the chance to take your favorite tree home.
Holiday Lights at Gaiser Conservatory
A Spokane treasure lights up the holidays! The Gaiser Conservatory at Manito Park transforms for the season with over 40,000 brilliant lights. This family-friendly event is free to the public.
Gingerbread Build Off
Davenport Grand Hotel
Local chef and architect teams go head-to-head in this timed gingerbread house build off! Teams have three hours to complete their creations which are then voted on by judges and the public. Kids can join the fun, too, showing off their skills with a purchase of a gingerbread house building kit. All proceeds benefit the Christ Kitchen in Spokane.
Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival
Celebrating Spokane's favorite son, the festival includes showings of classic Bing Crosby films and begins and ends with screenings of the holiday classic, White Christmas. Tickets include entry to the entire day's events at the historic theater where a young Bing Crosby first performed.
Spokane Civic Theatre
November 29 - December 22
Watch the holiday classic film come to life on stage. You’ll be transported to Bedford Falls as George Bailey learns family obligations, civic duty and life truly add up to something wonderful.