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Parks & Recreation + Partners bring the Christmas spirit with festive events

Parks & Recreation + Partners bring the Christmas spirit with festive events

Parks & Leisure: 311 or 509.755.2489

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:10 a.m.

SPOKANE – During the Christmas season 2021, Parks & Recreation and its partners are hosting a variety of festive events and activities to celebrate the New Year.

Marvel at the Christmas lights in Manito, Riverfront, and Cowley Park, glide through the fresh winter air in the Numerica Skate Ribbon, shop for local things at the Riverfront Winter Market, and ring in the New Year with the return of the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the riverside! You can also enjoy winter recreational activities for the whole family.

“It’s been over 18 difficult months, so we’ll take every opportunity to bring joy and bring something special to the community,” said Garrett Jones, director of Parks & Recreation. “Spokane is a city that really knows how to celebrate the holiday season, and thanks to our partners and generous donors, we have so many spectacular ways to do it this year.”

Light shows 2021

Light Up the Night – Holiday Tree Walk & Trail of Lights at Riverfront

Parks & Recreation

Now through January 2nd

The Holiday Tree Walk aims to shed light on Spokane’s nonprofit, community-centric organizations; Groups are invited to decorate a tree that highlights the mission of their organization. Check out the storefront and trees outside at the Riverfront Pavilion, and check out the Trail of Lights throughout the park!

Cowley parking lights

KXLY Extreme Team, ACE Hardware, Directors Mortgage, Avista, Parks & Recreation

December 1st – January 31st

Music from noon to 9 p.m.

Every year the Extreme Team lights up Cowley Park for the children of Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. This year some additional trees will be decorated and inspirational messages will fill the sidewalks.

Extreme Team

Christmas lights in Manito

Friends of Manito, Parks & Recreation, Providence Health Care, Wagstaff, Inc., Washington Trust Bank

Drive-thru December 10-16

Walk-Thru December 17-19

Building on the success of last year’s drive-thru Christmas light event, the Manito Holiday Lights will be even more spectacular this year thanks to generous sponsors and partners. We’ve also added pedestrian-only walkable days from December 17th to 19th!

Drive-Do-Event: 10.-16. December, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Walk-thru event: 17.-19. December, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

New Years Eve fireworks presented by Coca-Cola

December 31

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Park on the riverside

A return to the tradition of pulsating fireworks in the heart of the city center! The family-friendly fireworks display starts at 9:00 p.m. and the Numerica Skate Ribbon has extended hours from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

2021 festivals

Carriage rides at the Wheatland Bank

Wheatland Bank, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Parks & Recreation

Now through December 24th

Friday 3pm – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Enjoy an 8-minute loop through the wonders of Riverfront Park. Reservation required. For free.

Winter market at the pavilion

Wednesdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd December

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Riverfront Winter Market is back by popular demand! Shop locally this Christmas season from a variety of local farmers, processors, artisans and artisans.

Numerical skate tape

Glide along the downtown ice strip in the light of the Christmas lights! Check out our weekly specials on our website like Cheap Skate Tuesdays, where we have free ice skates and food specials.

2021 outdoor recreation

Cross-country skiing lessons

December 11, 12, 18, 19, 30, 31

$ 59

Learn the basics on Mt. Spokane from certified instructors!
Sponsored by fitness fanatics

Register at

Snowshoe tours

December 17th, 18th, 19th, 26th

$ 25

Try this fantastic winter sport – we will supply the equipment! On a guided hike you will drive on beautiful trails through the snow-covered trees around Mt. Spokane.

Register at

Youth winter adventure

21.-22. or 28.-29. December

$ 99

From ages 9-12, learn snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and building snow caves at Mt. Spokane State Park!

Register at

Via City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation manages nearly 120 properties on 4,000 acres of parkland, including manicured parks, natural landscapes, water centers, golf courses, sports complexes, and an arboretum. We also offer hundreds of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities to improve the health and quality of life in our community. Enjoy all that your city has to offer by visiting Follow us @SpokaneParks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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