Riverfront Park Offering Free and Affordable Holiday Entertainment

Riverfront Park: 509.625.6601

Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:52 a.m.

Free and low-cost Riverfront Park activities will keep your family entertained over the 2016 holiday break.

Free holiday films

Running through January 1, Riverfront Park is hosting a free film festival.

Four popular holiday films will show every day (except Christmas) at the indoor theatre located in the Pavilion. Concessions are available for purchase at the theatre. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest

Daily show times (no shows on December 25):

  • 11:00 a.m. – Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 105 minutes. Rated PG
  • 1:00 p.m. – The Polar Express (2004) 100 minutes. Rated G
  • 3:00 p.m. – Elf (2003) 97 minutes. Rated PG
  • 5:00 p.m. – A Christmas Story (1983) 98 minutes. Rated PG

These are not IMAX movies and will be shown in standard Blu-Ray format.

Winter Combo

Ride the Carrousel and SkyRide, play a round of Mini-Golf and skate at the Ice Palace for just $14 with the Winter Combo promotion (a $24 value). This is the last chance to ride the Carrousel and SkyRide before they close January 2 for redevelopment!

Ice Skating

The Ice Palace is open until February 26 (closed on Christmas and select Mondays). Skating is $3.50 - $5, and skate rental is $3.50. Frequent skater? Season passes are only $39.95. Our second session of ice skating lessons start on January 6 and make a great holiday gift. Fresh made pizza, hot cocoa and s’mores packets are available in the Pavilion Café with complementary outdoor fire pits to roast your marshmallows on.

Looff Carrousel

Take one last whirl around the historic Looff Carrousel before it gets moved into storage January 2 to await its new climate-controlled home scheduled for completion in early 2018. A ride is $2. All Carrousel Gift Shop items are 50% off and make great holiday gifts.


The falls are especially spectacular this time of year. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of Spokane’s best views before the SkyRide closes January 2 for construction of the new Recreational Rink & SkyRide Facility scheduled for completion in late 2017. Rides are $5 - $7.50.


Take a break from the cold and snow by playing a round of mini-golf in the Enchanted Forest located inside the Pavilion. $6 for 9 holes.

No movies or attractions will be open on Christmas day. Visit SpokaneRiverfrontPark.com for attraction details, and RiverfrontParkNow.com for redevelopment news.