City Closures Planned For the Holidays

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:57 p.m.

The City of Spokane will have a number of closures related to the holidays. Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will not be picked up on Fridays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1; those Friday collections will occur on Saturdays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. The Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed on 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. 21 and 28. Council meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, with a 3:30 p.m. briefing session and 6 p.m. legislative session. Meetings are shown live on CityCable 5, the City’s government-access cable station, and are streamed on Facebook and the web at Citizens who want to provide testimony on an item on the Council’s agenda can learn more on the City’s web site.

Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Fridays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.  And, the Spokane Municipal Court will be closed on Fridays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

City Hall and other City facilities remain closed as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. City of Spokane employees will not be available for phone or online customer service inquiries, permit, records, or Municipal Court needs after noon on Thursday, Dec. 24 and 31 and on Fridays, Dec 25 and Jan. 1. Curbside materials pickup at Spokane Public Library branches is unavailable on Christmas and New Year’s. For more information on City’s service changes visit our web site.

Meanwhile, the Numerica Skate Ribbon is open but reservations are required. The Numerica SkyRide is also open; family units may ride together. Both the Numerica Skate Ribbon and SkyRide will be closed on Christmas Day. The Numerica Lights Up the Night Holiday Tree Walk and Holiday Light Show at the Pavilion will be open to the public every night from 4 – 10 p.m. through the new year.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of four neighborhood fireworks displays. The drive-in shows begin simultaneously at 9 p.m. at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Avista Stadium, Ferris High School, and Plante’s Ferry Sports Complex.

As you celebrate the holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, here are some tips on how to celebrate safely.