Riverfront Brightens Spirits: Numerica Lights Up the Night Tree Walk 2020

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Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:46 a.m.

In partnership with Numerica Credit Union, Riverfront Park will host beautiful outdoor holiday tree lights to brighten the season.  

“It’s so important to have things to look forward to, bright spots during difficult times, especially this holiday season,” said Mayor Nadine Woodward. “We love this activity because families can come downtown, walk through the park in a safe, distant manner, and enjoy these spectacular holiday lights together outdoors. This is the first of several COVID-safe holiday activities we’re thrilled to work on with our community partners, and look forward to announcing more in the weeks to come.”

Numerica Lights Up the Night begins with a virtual celebration November 27, to light up the iconic 65-foot green spruce along Spokane Falls Boulevard. Mayor Woodward will lead a countdown to the illumination of 2,400 lights and a giant bow provided by Senske. We ask the Spokane community to join us online for this virtual event, to ensure we meet COVID-19 guidelines. The livestream link will be posted at www.RiverfrontSpokane.org/treewalk.

From November 27 – January 3, the community is invited to come to Riverfront Park to explore the Numerica Lights up the Night Holiday Tree Walk. Forty sparkling holiday trees will wind through the park, and each tree is decorated by a local non-profit or business. Don’t miss the Rotary Fountain lights, the glowing Clock Tower, and a special holiday-themed Pavilion light show.


Numerica Lights up the Night Holiday Tree Walk

Virtual Tree Lighting Celebration

Friday, November 27, 2020

4:30 P.M.

Livestream link will be posted at www.RiverfrontSpokane.org/TreeWalk


Holiday Tree Walk 2020

November 27 – January 3

40 holiday trees decorated by local organizations/businesses

Rotary Fountain and Clock Tower light displays

Pavilion holiday-themed light show, nightly from sunset until 10 P.M.

Additionally, Senske will provide a limited number of tree viewing glasses, available at the Numerica SkyRide. The Sky Ribbon Café, operated by the Eat Good Group, will offer to-go food and outdoor seating. Park-goers will also find a money tree decorated by Numerica Credit Union, giving visitors a chance to win cash prizes.

“Downtown Spokane is magical during the holidays, and Riverfront is at the heart of it. In the midst of COVID-19 challenges, we’re delighted to work with Numerica Credit Union and other local partners to offer the community a free, festive, and safe way to come downtown and celebrate the season,” said Jon Moog, director of Riverfront Park.

“Numerica understands that the holidays are a special time for family and a special time for giving,” said Carla Cicero, president & CEO of Numerica Credit Union. “We are excited to invite the community to enjoy wonderful family-friendly holiday festivities in Riverfront Park – and don’t forget to check out the Numerica Money Tree for the chance to win $1,000 for yourself and $1,000 for your favorite local charity.”


List of Holiday Tree Partners

Alzheimer's Association

Northwest Autism Center

Big Table

Numerica Credit Union

Blessings Under the Bridge

Providence/Sacred Heart Children's Hospital


Second Harvest Food Bank

Communities in Schools

Shriner's Hospital

Eastern Washington University

Spokane Humane Society

Embrace Washington

Spokane Indian's Baseball Club

Friends of the Centennial Trail

Spokane Parks & Recreation

Garco Construction

Spokane Parks Foundation

Gonzaga Athletics


Habitat for Humanity



Vanessa Behan/Santa Express


Volunteers of America

Isaac Foundation

West Central Community Center

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Women and Children's Free Restaurant


Women Helping Women Fund

Lutheran Community Services

WSU Health Sciences Spokane

Meals on Wheels

YMCA Camp Reed



Native Project



Numerica Skate Ribbon

The Numerica Skate Ribbon is anticipated to open for the winter season, but an opening date isn’t known yet. We’re busy preparing the ice and COVID-19 protocols that align with current guidelines. We’ll share updates as they become available.


About City of Spokane Parks and Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation stewards nearly 120 properties across 4,000 acres of park land, including manicured parks, conservation lands, aquatic centers, golf course, sports complexes, and an arboretum. We also offer hundreds of recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities to improve the health and quality of life for our community. Enjoy all your city has to offer by visiting spokaneparks.org. Follow us @SpokaneParks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.