Downtown Spokane

The 2013 Holiday Season Downtown


 

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Holiday planning made easy with the 2013 Downtown Spokane Holiday Planning Guide!

 


Horse & Carriage Rides - Dashing Through Downtown

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Experience the wonder of an old fashioned holiday season Downtown with free holiday horse and carriage rides presented by the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District and STCU. Riders will receive free candy canes and coupons for coffee and hot chocolate specials at participating Downtown coffeehouses.

Horse & Carriage Schedule:

  • November 29th through Christmas Eve
  • Fridays, 3-8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5:00 p.m.,
  • Christmas Eve 12-3:00 p.m.
  • Pick-up on Wall Street at Main Avenue
  • First come, first serve -no reservations required

  proud to be the Downtown Horse and Carriage sponsor since 2000, visit www.stcu.org - celebrating 70 years of service to the community!



 

Free Ice Skating at Riverfront Park Ice Palace!

Purchase your holiday gifts Downtown at participating retailers and receive a free ice skating coupon (skate rental not included) for the Riverfront Park Ice Palace! November 22th through December 19th.

 

You can currently pick up your tickets at:

Cruisers Burgers & More - 808 W. Main in River Park Square 3rd floor Food Court

Jos. A. Bank - 811 W. Main Ave.

LeftBank Wine Bar - 108 N. Washington St, Suite 105

Mobius Children's Museum - 808 W. Main Ave.

Mobius Science Center - 811 W. Main Ave.

Motion Auto Supply - 120 S. Cedar St.

Satellite Diner - 425 W. Sprague Ave.

STCU Downtown Branch - 707 W. Main Ave. (skywalk level)

 


Even More Things To Do for the Holidays Downtown!

Don't forget, there are plenty of other great Holiday events going on Downtown including Santa Express Gift Shop and Vanessa's Village in Crescent Court, plus enchanting décor and great Holiday entertainment including strolling carolers, lingering carillon music overhead, ice skating in Riverfront Park, and much, much more. Not to mention you’re only minutes from the best restaurants and - of course- incredible shopping.

Experience the magic Downtown this holiday season—creating memories that last a lifetime.

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2013 Holiday Schedule of Events:

 

SANTA’S ARRIVAL

November 22 – Santa makes his official Downtown arrival to light the tree in River Park Square! Festivities begin at 6:30pm, and Santa arrives at 7pm, 509.363.0304 for more information

 

HOLIDAY WINE FESTIVAL

November 22-24, 12pm-5pm - 17 area wineries will be open to celebrate the holidays with new releases, barrel tastings, and festive food, drink and entertainment. SpokaneWineries.net

 

THE TREE OF SHARING

The Tree of Sharing on the first level of River Park Square provides holiday gifts to thousands of low-income children, women and men in the Spokane community. Gifts donated to the Tree of Sharing are distributed to community service agencies that serve a broad cross-section of our community from infants to the disabled to the elderly.

 

JINGLE BELL RUN & WALK

November 16 - Annual run/walk in Riverfront Park to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. SpokaneJingleBellRun.kintera.org

 

SANTA EXPRESS

November 23-December 23 – kids ages 4-12 can shop for affordable Christmas gifts, proceeds benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, 707 W. Main, 2nd Level of the Crescent Court, VanessaBehan.org or 509.220.5907 for more info

 

 

FREE ICE SKATING

November 22 - December 19 – Riverfront Park, with coupon from participating Downtown retailers

 

 

FREE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES

November 29 – December 24 – Catch a ride on a horse-drawn carriage downtown at Wall and Main, Fridays 3-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon-5pm (Christmas Eve noon-3pm), presented by STCU and the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District. 509.456.0580 or see above for more information

CHRISTMAS TREE ELEGANCE

December 3-15 - Beautifully decorated christmas trees and gifts for raffle at the historic Davenport Hotel. For more information go to SpokaneSymphonyAssociates.org

THE NUTCRACKER

December 5-8 - Enjoy the magic of dancing toy soldiers, sweets, snowflakes and more! Featuring the acclaimed Ballet Memphis. SpokaneSymphony.org

MOBIUS KIDS SANTA BREAKFAST

December 7 - Come to the 8th Annual Mobius Kids Santa Breakfast fundraiser, 8:30-10:30am at the Davenport Hotel. Tickets are $25 per person which includes breakfast, festive activities and a visit with Santa! (Children 12 months or younger may attend for free) Purchase tickets at Mobius Kids 808 W. Main Ave., mobiusspokane.org or call 509.321.7121 x0

PAWS & CLAUS - PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA

December 8 & 15 - Bring your cat, dog or other domestic pet to tell Santa their Christmas wishes and have their picture taken! 6-7pm, For more information call 509.363.0304

NORTH POLE EXPRESS

December 14, 15, 21 & 22 Climb aboard the North Pole Express for a holiday train ride through Riverfront Park and spend time with Santa. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies by a warm fire with music and fun for the whole family. For more information go to RiverfrontPark.com

TEDDY BEAR TEA

- Bring your little ones and their favorite teddy to this annual celebration, Downtown Library, 509.444.5300 or SpokaneLibrary.org for details.

SHOP 'N DROP EVENTS AT MOBIUS KIDS

- Get your holiday shopping done while your kids enjoy some holiday fun at Mobius Kids! Drop the kids off at Mobius for a Polar Express evening complete with hot cocoa and holiday snacks, or a craft day with icy science experiments and a healthy snack, all while you finish up your Downtown holiday shopping. Space is limited so register your kiddos today! mobiusspokane.org


FREE HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL

December 21-29 (except Christmas day) - FREE Holiday Film Festival at Riverfront Park IMAX Theater, Showing daily: Arthur Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Elf and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (not shown in IMAX format), for more info go to RiverfrontPark.com

FIRST NIGHT & FIRST DAY

December 31 & January 1 - Celebrate the New Year & First Night Spokane's 12th Anniversary with art, live entertainment, ritual and festivity at the family-friendly First Night Spokane celebration! FirstNightSpokane.org

NEW YEARS SYMPHONY

December 31 - Beethoven's Ninth for New Years Eve, 7:30pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, FoxTheaterSpokane.com


For other events happening Downtown, click here.

 


Experience the Community Spirit Downtown, and come be a part of it!

 

  • Meet friends over a cup of coffee.
  • Enjoy the various live holiday musical performances
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage ride among thousands of twinkling lights.
  • Spend an exciting day shopping at one-of-a-kind stores.
  • Whirl around Riverfront Park on your ice skates. 
  • Whisper secrets in Santa’s ear. 
  • Tempt your palate with the region’s best dining.
  • Or, just stroll the Downtown streets and become immersed in the radiant lights, enchanting décor, and lingering holiday carols from the rooftops to the sidewalks and everywhere in between. 

Rediscover the traditional holiday season in your city.

 

 


 

For more information on Holiday events, please contact Tammy Pruitt at 509-456-0580 Ext.102 or tpruitt@DowntownSpokane.net


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