SPOKANE, Wash. – There are a number of holiday events happening in Spokane and around the Inland Northwest. We have compiled a list below of things happening, and of course, if we missed anything, let us know on our Facebook page.
Through February 26, 2017, you can enjoy the Ice Palace at Riverfront Park. The park is going under a redesign and this ice palace will be replaced by a new ice rink. You can skate Tuesdays-Sundays, except Christmas Day, and there are discounted admission prices on some days. Tickets costs $5 for adults, and $3.59 for those age 3-12 and military with identification. For more information, visit the Spokane Riverfront Park website.
The Christmas Show featuring Ellen Travolta
Ellen Travolta returns with her husband Jack Bannon, sister Margaret, and musicians Katie Strohmaier and Scott Steed. They do a cabaret-style performance of stories and songs for “The Christmas Show” The performances will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The showings begin November 25 and go through December 18. Tickets cost $27.50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this website.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Spokane Civic Theatre’s Academy Winter Intensive Program is back again to perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The play is a take on the classic Peanuts film. Tickets are between $5-10. Catch the play on December 3-4 and 10-11.
Gaiser Conservatory Holiday Lights
Head up to Manito Park to admire the holiday lights at the Gaiser Conservatory. The lights will be on display from December 9-18. Entry to see the poinsettias and lights is free, but donations are welcome. For more info, go to thefriendsofmanito.org.
Traditions of Christmas
A huge cast and live animals make the Traditions of Christmas a must-see holiday performance. Enjoy some of your favorite Christmas songs and a full Nativity scene at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. Tickets range from $20-33 with discounts for seniors and military. Shows run from December 9-23 and various times. For more info, go to traditionsofchristmasnw.com.
Christ Kitchen Gingerbread Build-Off
Head down to the Davenport Grand on December 11 and watch some of the area’s culinary experts assemble some of the most ornate gingerbread houses around. You can also buy a kit for yourself! The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 11. The creations will be on display for the two following two weeks. For more information, go to christkitchen.org.
Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular
It is that time of the year again! The Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular begins Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. and features a firework show. This year, the Winter Glow's holiday magic has a new home at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. After the Dec. 9 kick off, every evening after through Dec. 30, Winter Glow will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Except Dec. 12,13,14, 24, and 25).
This year, the light show has been relocated from Riverfront Park due to the park remodel. It features more than a million lights and 50 displays.
Kids 6 and under are free, kids 7-13, senior citizens and military are $5 and everyone 14 and over is $7. Parking is free. For more information, click here.
The Singing Nuns
The Singing Nuns of Spokane are a holiday tradition for many families. The nuns of St. Michael's Convent have put on a Christmas show since 1995. This year, their show is called "Mary's Christmas." Their first show is Friday at 7:30, they have two shows on Dec. 10 and a matinee on Dec. 11. Tickets are $15 each, for details click here.
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
This is a musical being put on at the Spokane Civic Theatre. The show features four guys who are tasked with spreading as much Christmas cheer and harmony as they can. Spokane Civic Theatre is offering proceeds from ticket sales on November 25 & 26 to Second Harvest. If you intend to go to one of those shows, please call the box office instead of online ordering. Tickets cost $22-$30 and the show runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. The show performs from November 25 through December 18. For more information about tickets, visit Spokane Civic Theatre’s website.
Journey To The North Pole Cruises
The Coeur d’Alene Resort is celebrating 30 years of the Holiday Light Show! The resort is also running a 40-minute cruise that journey's to the "North Pole."
Passengers will be taken out on Lake Coeur d’Alene and see decorated ships with views of the city, more than one million lights, and the return of the floating 60-foot-tall Christmas tree. Be sure to dress for the cold. There are also overnight packages available if you and your family want to make a weekend out of it. The cruises begin November 25 and go through January 2. The cruise departs daily at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost anywhere from $7.50-$22.25. Children under five years old are free. More information is available at the CDA Cruise website.
Garland Holiday Film Series
If you are looking to relive some Christmas classics on the big screen and enjoy a beverage or two, then you may want to check out the Garland Theater’s holiday film series. Every Tuesday from November 29 through December 20, the Garland Theater will play some of the more popular holiday films. They begin with Die Hard on Nov. 29, then it goes Love Actually (12/6), Polar Express (12/13), and Elf (12/20). All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are only $2.50. For more information, visit the Garland Theater website.