City Closures Planned for the Holidays

Brian Coddington, 509.625.6563

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 9:20 a.m.

The City of Spokane will have a number of closures related to the holidays. Spokane City Hall will be closed at noon on Fridays, Dec. 23 and 30, and all day Mondays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Because of the Sunday Christmas and New Year’s holidays, City of Spokane garbage pickup and curbside recycling will proceed on a normal schedule. The Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed on Sundays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but open all other days from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Spokane City Council is not scheduled to meet on Mondays, Dec. 19, Dec. 26, and Jan.2. Council meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 9, with a 3:30 p.m. briefing session and 6 p.m. legislative session. Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Mondays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. And, the Spokane Municipal Court will be closed on Mondays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

All Spokane Public Library branches will be closed Saturday through Monday, Dec. 24 to 26, for the Christmas holiday and on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 1 and 2, for the New Year’s holiday. The East Side, Hillyard and Indian Trail library branches also will be closed on Tuesdays, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3; these branches normally are closed on Mondays so the holidays will be recognized on Tuesdays. For events at the library during the holidays, including New Year’s Eve parties, go to the events calendar.

Meanwhile, the Riverfront Park attractions, including the Looff Carrousel, Spokane Falls Skyride, Imax Theater and Ice Palace will be open throughout the holiday season with the exception of Christmas Day, when park attractions will be closed. Check for hours of operation.

Riverfront Park is hosting a free Holiday Film Festival with four holiday films showing daily from Dec. 17 through Jan.1. No movies will be shown on Christmas Day. More information is available on the City’s web site.

Check out more things to do on the Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Event Calendar and the Visit Spokane calendar.