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 breakfast, stop at the Crepe Cafe. Then, for lunch head to Cochinito for tacos that will blow your mind. If you're a wine connoisseur then you'll make great friends at Latah Creek Winery. For dinner, options are truly endless but to narrow it down consider Tavolata, Magnolia, or Spencers.

Spokane County Holiday Dining Map

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 20th — 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 20th — 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.

Free Carriage Rides

Begins on November 26th

Free carriage rides, sponsored by Wheatland Bank, are back running through Riverfront Park during the entire holiday season. Reservations are required, click the link for more info!

Northwest Winterfest

November 26th — January 2

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 27th

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

Pavilion Holiday Light Show

November 27th — January 3rd

As a part of Riverfront Park's Light Up The Night festivities, the Pavilion's spectacular pre-programmed LED light show will commence from sunset to 10 pm every night.

Crescent Window Displays

November 27th — 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 27th

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 30th — December 12th

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.

Drive-Thru Holiday Lights At Manito

December 10th — 19th

The Enchanted Garden Drive-Thru Holiday Lights at Manito is back for 2021. Come explore a half-mile of twinkling, festive lights inside one of our city’s most historic parks!


December 18th

Vendors and local artists set up shop in the common areas of River Park Square for one of the best local shopping days of the year.