Merry Christmas to you and yours! As you are busy making final preparations for your Christmas festivities, don't forget to take a little time to enjoy one of the many activities that are sure to enhance the holiday spirit. Don't miss out on these family friendly and fun events: Holiday Light Cruises "Journey to the North Pole in Coeur d'Alene," 12 Skates of Christmas at Frontier Ice Arena, Dickens Carolers at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, Traditions of Christmas at the Kroc Center, Christmas Carole the Musical at Panida Theater, Sleigh Ride Dinner and Concert Evenings at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, Horse and Carriage Rides in Downtown Spokane, Santa's Annual Schweitzer Visit, Vino!’s Holiday Favorites Wine Tasting, Christmas Eve Dinner at Trinity at City Beach and Festive Fondue Cooking Class at The Culinary Stone.
In celebration of Christmas and the sacrifices our veterans have made, The Blackbird Tavern + Kitchen in Spokane presents a Free Christmas Eve Brunch for past and active duty Veterans and their immediate families.
To find out more about these and other upcoming events, visit our FSA-sponsored online calendar.
JOURNEY TO THE NORTH POLE Thurs. Dec. 22 - Mon. Jan. 2 Take a festive holiday lake cruise, view more than 1.5 million twinkling holiday lights and animated displays, and visit Santa and his elves as the journey culminates at the North Pole toy workshop where Santa reads off all those on the nice list. Read more
12 SKATES OF CHRISTMAS Thurs. Dec. 22 - Sun. Jan. 1 Take the kids daily, noon to 6:15pm, to enjoy the 12 Skates of Christmas at Frontier Ice Arena. Skate, enjoy snacks and cocoa at Santa’s Cafe, and make holiday crafts noon to 3pm each day. Ages 5 and younger skate free. Read more
HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES Fri. Dec. 23 & Sat. Dec. 24 Enjoy a free horse and carriage ride through the heart of Spokane, presented by the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District. Carriage Ride times are Friday, December 23, 3 to 8pm and Saturday, Christmas Eve, noon to 3pm. Read more
SANTA'S SCHWEITZER VISIT Fri. Dec. 23 & Sat. Dec. 24 Santa will be delivering treats on the slopes before leading a balloon parade on Christmas Eve with Mrs. Claus from Basin Express. Stop at Selkirk Lodge afterward for cookies and last-minute wishes before he heads back to the North Pole. Read more
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~ Norman Vincent Peale