Find the Spirit of Christmas in Spokane

The holidays in Spokane are a magical time. From festive events to new traditions, Spokane has something to make your season all the more memorable. Take a glance at the various maps below to find everything you need to feel the spirit of Christmas in Spokane. 


Holiday Events

Numerica Tree Lighting Celebration

November 30th

Come and revel in Christmas cheer at Riverfront Park at the corner of Wall and Spokane Falls Blvd. Holiday festivities are from 4:00 - 6:30 pm.

Santa's Arrival

November 23

Join River Park Square in celebrating the arrival of Santa! Bring the kiddos for free hot chocolate, and face painting.

Christmas Tree Elegance

December 3-14

Two of Spokane's premier 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. Plus, an exciting raffle gives you the chance to take home your favorite tree and its treasures.

Crescent Holiday Windows

November 30 - January 4

Last year Spokane brought back to life the magical window displays from the Crescent, a department store in Spokane from the late 1800s until the 1980s. Come enjoy the beautiful displays in the windows of The Davenport Grand Hotel.

Gaiser Conservatory Holiday Lights

December 13 - 22

One of Spokane's treasures lights up for the holidays! The Gaiser Conservatory at Manito Park transforms for the holiday season with over 40,000 brilliant lights. This family-friendly event is free to the public.


Holiday Performances

The Nutcracker

December 5-8

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 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

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It's A Wonderful Life

November 29 - December 22

Watch the holiday classic film come to life on stage at the Spokane Civic Theater

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Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival

December 14

Celebrating Spokane's own Bing Crosby, the festival begins and ends with screenings of the holiday classic, White Christmas. Tickets include entry to the entire day's events at the Bing Crosby Theater where Bing Crosby first performed. You can find all the holiday events and performances on the map below!

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Holiday Selfie Locations

The Pavilion

Santa at River Park Square

Visit Spokane Photo Booth

Downtown Spokane

There's no better time for a memorable photo opp than during the holiday season. Check out our top photo opp locations on the map below and smile for the camera!


Holiday Family Activities

Ice Ribbon and Looff Carrousel

Riverfront Park 

Bundle up and skate away! All experience levels are welcome at the Ice Ribbon so, bring the entire family! Don't forget to stop by the most visited attraction in Spokane, the carousel! 

Sesame Street Live 

December 8

Get your tickets for the family for Sesame Street Live at the Arena. This is an event your kids will love!

Gingerbread Build-Off

December 8

Local chef and architect teams go head-to-head in this timed gingerbread house build off at Northern Quest Resort & Casino! 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.

Carriages Rides

November 29 - December 24 

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 3 pm-8 pm and from 12 pm-5 pm on Saturdays and Sunday at 221 N Wall Street across from Wheatland Bank. For more family fun this holiday season check out the map below.


Holiday Shopping

For many, the Holidays mean spoiling loved ones with the perfect gift but, some are harder to shop for than others. For those tough to shop for people on your list you'll find a wide range of unique shopping experiences here in Spokane. Consider shopping at From Here, located in River Park Square, for locally crafted gifts. Stop into Boo Radley's, for the quirkiest person on your list this Christmas, to find a gift they'll never forget. Check out the map below to find more unique shopping in Spokane this holiday.


Holiday Drinks

When it's cold outside, all you need is a little holiday buzz to warm you right up! This holiday season, take a night on the town and try Durkin's Liquor Bar, known for its cozy speakeasy basement. Does wine call your name? Spend the evening at Maryhill's Spokane Tasting Room in the heart of Kendall Yards. Are you feeling a local craft brew? Grab a festive IPA at Perry Street Brewing and enjoy time with friends. You can find all our holiday cocktail bar, winery and brewery suggestions on the map below


Holiday Dining

As Spokane's dining landscape continues to evolve and establish itself as a foodie's destination for visitors and locals alike, we've mapped out some new and exciting places for you and your family to dine out this holiday season on the map below.


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