Parks & Recreation + Companions Convey Vacation Festivities 2022


Parks & Recreation and partners are bringing the holiday spirit to life with festive events and activities

Welcome the season with Christmas lights, New Year’s fireworks, winter recreation activities and more

311 or 509.755.2489

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 3:37 p.m

SPOKANE – This holiday season, Parks & Recreation and partners are offering a wide range of festive events and activities to bring in the new year with cheer.

Admire the glow of the festive light shows at Manito, Riverfront and Cowley Parks, glide through the crisp winter air at the Numerica Skate Ribbon, shop at Riverfront’s Winter Market and ring in the New Year with the New Year’s Eve fireworks at Riverfront! Plus, enjoy winter recreation activities for the whole family.

“We love being a part of holiday traditions for families in our community, and partnering with local businesses and organizations helps ensure we can all offer a variety of free and low-cost activities to enjoy this season,” said Garrett Jones , Director of City of Spokane Parks & Recreation.

light shows

Numerica Tree Lighting Celebration

Sponsored by Numerica Credit Union

Saturday, November 26th

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (tree lighting at 6 p.m.)

This signature event rings in the holiday season. Enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, family activities, ice skating and complimentary Starbucks hot chocolate. Learn about the incredible work being done by many local charities and find out how you can give back this season. At 6:00 p.m., help us count down to light our community tree.

Riverfront Trail of Lights

Sponsored by the Idaho Central Credit Union

November 26th – December 31st

Take a walk through a winter wonderland!

Cowley parking lights

KXLY Extreme Team

December 1st – January 31st

Music from 8am – 7pm until December 31st

Each year, Extreme Team lights up Cowley Park for the children at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

Extreme Team

Holiday lights at Manito

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

Drive-Thru December 9-12

Walk-Thru December 13-18

The Manito Holiday Lights have become a popular tradition. Enjoy a half-mile loop with light shows and choose between a drive-thru or walk-thru experience with days dedicated to each.

Drive-Do Event: December 9th – 12th, 6pm – 9:30pm

Walk-Thru Event: December 13-18, 5-8 p.m

New Year’s Eve fireworks presented by Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) & DJ Night on the Ice

December 31

Riverfront Park

Enjoy the tradition of a vibrant fireworks show in the heart of downtown! The family-friendly fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. Enjoy DJ Night on the Ice with DJ A1 at the Numerica Skate Ribbon before the show from 6pm


Winter market at the pavilion

Wednesdays 30 Nov, 7, 14, 21 Dec

3 p.m. – 7 p.m

Riverfront’s Winter Market is back by popular demand! This holiday season, shop locally from a variety of local farmers, processors, artisans, artisans and vendors of the Spokane Indian tribe.

Sponsored by: TDS Fiber and Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU)

Numeric skate tape

Glide along the downtown ice rink amidst the glow of the Christmas lights! Check out our weekly specials like Cheap Skate Tuesdays or DJ nights, and support local charities with Skate for a Cause nights. Plus, improve your glide with our Coaches’ Corner or Learn to Skate program with Lilac City Figure Skating!

outdoor recreation

Cross Country Ski Lessons & Trips

Various dates and locations


Learn the basics or test your skills on fresh trails. Use our equipment or bring your own. Some excursions include a meal and transportation!
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snowshoe tours

Various dates and locations


Try this fantastic winter sport – we provide the equipment. Some excursions also include a meal and transport.

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youth winter adventures warehouse

21-22 December


Kids ages 9-12 learn how to snowshoe, cross-country ski and build snow caves at Mt. Spokane State Park! Equipment and transportation provided.

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Youth holiday workshop for jewelry and ornaments made of clay

December 19-21


Build a beautiful, scenic Christmas ornament and a fun pair of holiday earrings. Ages 8-16.

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Spokane Parks & Recreation Gift Cards, Riverfront Park Ice Skating Passes or Looff Carrousel Passes, and Golf Gift Cards or Passes make great gifts! To purchase, call 311 or 509.755.2489.

About City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Stewards manages nearly 120 properties on 4,000 acres of parkland including manicured parks, natural areas, water centers, golf courses, athletic 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 everything your city has to offer by visiting Follow us @SpokaneParks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.