Spokane Holiday Events Guide

This Christmas in Spokane, we're committed to helping you support local businesses and have fun along the way. Look at our various maps to find everything you need to embrace Spokane's season of light.

Santa’s Coming to Town

The big man in red is set to make his usual appearances at local malls this holiday season. At River Park Square downtown, the mall’s magnificent, 50-foot Christmas tree goes up in November, setting the stage for Santa’s arrival.

Holiday Shopping — Give the Gift of Local

Shopping and giving local gifts for the holiday season hit differently. Here are two places where you know all of it is 100 percent locally made. First opened in 1978, Pottery Place Plus is now the longest-running artist’s co-op in the Western United States. Located in the Liberty Building along with Auntie’s bookstore, you’ll find a wide variety of artwork to choose from — stained glass, fused glass, fiber arts, various types of products made of wood, paintings, photography, scratchboard, candles, bath, and body products and lots of jewelry. The store is staffed by participating artisans, so just ask — every item has a story. Not far from there, inside downtown River Park Square, is From Here, a creation of the arts cooperative Terrain. You’re sure to find something for even your hardest to buy for.

Riverfront Park Holiday Fun

While it succeeds in drawing locals and visitors at any time of the year, Riverfront Park truly becomes a destination in its own right during the holiday season.

Pavilion Holiday Light Show


Throughout the month of December, the park will also be incorporating a Pavilion Holiday Light Show into the Holiday Tree Walk and related activities. The dynamic lights that are typically on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be available during the week. Other areas of the park will be lit up as well, like the Clock Tower and the Rotary Fountain.

Numerica Ice Ribbon


The Riverfront team is working with officials with the hopes of safely opening the Numerica Ice Ribbon this holiday season. For the latest, visit RiverfrontSpokane.org.

Numerica Skyride


Even the Skyride will become a part of the festivities. One specially chosen cabin will have its interior decked out in the style of the season so that a holiday surprise is awaiting whoever steps inside.

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 making abound this Christmas in Spokane. Local venues and organizations are making spirits bright.

Crescent Window Displays

Davenport Grand Hotel

Some traditions never fade, like the vintage Crescent Window Displays in the windows of the Davenport Grand Hotel. Years ago, these displays were the highlight of every Christmas season in the windows of the Crescent department store. The Downtown Spokane Partnership brought them back, allowing new generations to see what their parents and grandparents enjoyed when they were kids.