Much like we did with our partners for the 4th of July drive-in fireworks shows, we're working hard to find ways to offer safe, creative programming during the holiday season!
Here's our list of current activities. Daily, we're working on new and expanded options, and adjusting to the latest COVID-19 guidelines. We'll share updates as plans evolve. Through great collaborations, partnerships, and ingenuity, we can find ways to safely recreate and celebrate this winter.
Numerica Credit Union, Parks & Recreation
November 27 – January 3
Virtual tree lighting celebration on Friday, November 27 at 4:30pm
Walk the park to find all 40 trees festively decorated by local organizations/businesses! Don't miss the special holiday lights at the Rotary Fountain and Clock Tower, and take in the nightly holiday-themed Pavilion light show from sunset until 10 P.M. Learn more!
Parks & Recreation
December 1 – January 3
Riverfront will implement an expanded park-wide lighting display for the community to enjoy throughout the month of December! Take in the magic of several new holiday displays including a Candy Cane Lane along the Howard Street Promenade, a light tunnel under the historic blue bridge, and more. Check it out!
KXLY Extreme Team, Avista, Parks & Recreation
December 3 – January 1
Every year, the Extreme Team lights up Cowley Park for the kids at the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Learn more!
December 11 –December 20
4:30 – 9:30pm Fridays & Saturdays
4:30 – 8:30pm Sundays – Thursdays
The Enchanted Garden Drive-Thru Holiday Lights transform a decades-long Spokane tradition into a COVID-friendly experience to lift spirits and brighten the season. Typically held indoors at Manito's Gaiser Conservatory, we're moving the show outdoors to allow for physical distancing. Visitors are asked to drive through the show to ensure compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. Grab some hot cocoa from home and explore twinkling, festive lights in one of our city's most historic parks! More details to follow. More info.
Presented by The Friends of Manito and Spokane Parks & Recreation
Sponsored by: Lee & Hayes, PC; Wagstaff, Inc.; and Washington Trust Bank
Media partner: KHQ
Additional support by A to Z Rental, KISS 98.1, CARES Act funding
December 5 - $20
Enjoy this 2.5 mile hike (300’ elevation gain) down into the Little Spokane River with the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy. Register Now.
December 19, 20, 27 - $25
Try this amazing winter sport – we provide the gear! During a guided hike, you’ll travel on beautiful trails through the snow-covered trees around Mt. Spokane. Register Now.
Fairwood Farmer’s Market, Parks & Recreation
Each Wednesday in December and January, 3 – 7 P.M.
Support local growers and artisans in a safe environment at this weekly farmers market at the Pavilion! Nearly 20 vendors will be placed throughout the Pavilion Central Plaza (outdoors), Pavilion Main Lobby and Sky Room (indoors). Enjoy fresh local products and handmade goods, plus prepared food available for takeout. The market will follow the Spokane Regional Health District Farmers Market COVID safety protocols. Learn more.
Opening date for ice skating TBD
Our team is updating COVID-19 operational plans with hopes of safely opening this season! Learn more.
December 29-30 - $99
Ages 9-12 will learn snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snow cave building at Mt. Spokane State Park! Register Now.
Friday nights in December - $5
Are you looking for something fun to do with your family, and the board games are getting a little old? Join us online for a night of bingo! Ages 6+. Register Now.
Thursday nights in December - $5
If you're missing happy hour at your favorite restaurant or bar, grab some delicious take-out and join us online for a virtual bingo night happy hour. Ages 21+. Register Now.
Tuesday nights in December - $5
Do you miss your weekly trivia nights at your favorite bar or restaurant? Pick up some take-out, and meet up with friends old and new online for this virtual trivia night. Each week will offer a different theme, and there are prizes! Ages 16+. Register Now.
Monday nights in December - $45
Keep your energy moving while relaxing into an inner state of well-being that can provide some of the warmth and joy you might be missing during this unusual holiday season. This is also a great way to meet up virtually and share an activity with family and friends. All levels of yoga experience welcome. Register Now.
Now – December 11, registration prices prorated
Explore a variety of programs through our partners! See all opportunities!