Activities in Spokane November 26th-December. 3 – Northwest Winter Festival, MAC Holiday Kickoff and Numerica Tree Lighting

Things to do

Northwestern Winter Festival: Spokane Valley – Stroll through an exhibition of handcrafted Christmas lanterns. Open daily, Friday to January 2nd, 5pm – 9pm. Visit nordwestwinterfest.com/tickets for more information and ticket prices. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (509) 995-7700.

After Thanksgiving Sale – With a store-wide discount of 15%, up to 70% off door buster offers and sale items with a 30-50% discount. Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

MAC Holiday Kickoff Celebration – Featuring festive lighting and outdoor activities, including a vintage window display in the Crescent Department Store, a scavenger hunt, and a vacation video of Campbell House. Meet the Campbell’s cook, Hulda, and get one of her sugar cookies. Saturday, 4-6 p.m. Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. For free. (509) 456-3931.

Numerica Tree Lighting – A tree lighting ceremony and exhibition. Features free Starbucks hot chocolate, food trucks, information booths, kids’ activities, sing-alongs and live entertainment. Also a performance of excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by the Company Ballet School at 5:00 pm Countdown for the tree lights at 6:00 pm Saturday, 4:00 pm-7:00pm Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6601.

Safari – Live improves performance for adult audiences. Saturday, 7:30 pm-9:30am Blue Door Theater 815 W. Garland Ave. $ 8. (509) 747-7045.

Wine Class: The Big Day Approaches and Right Fast – themed wine tasting. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. $ 15. (208) 277-4116.

Cooking Class: Thai Night with Chef Lesa – Learn to Make Thai Yellow Coconut Curry with Pumpkin and Vegetables, which is served over jasmine rice; Pad Kee Mao or drunken noodles with vegetables, pork and hot sauce; and Thai crispy salad with cabbage, fresh vegetables, chicken schnitzel and peanut sauce dressing. Wednesday, 5.30pm-7.30pm, The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. $ 50. (208) 277-4116.

Outdoor European Christmas Market – Featuring antiques and vintage items, homemade crafts and gifts, European food trucks, mulled wine and cider, hot cocoa, live music and a gig from Santa Claus. Inspired by Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and other European countries during Advent. December 3, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and December 4, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Buy tickets at visitnorthidaho.com. 3rd-3rd December, McIntire Family Park, 9830 N. Government Way, Hayden. $ 7 both days; $ 5 on Friday only.

West Central Coloring Book Party – Attend the Social Aesthetics class at Spark Central and Eastern Washington University on the first Friday for a night of coloring pages created by community members. There will be large sites for community participation and solo sites for continued fun. Dec 3, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. For free. (509) 279-0299.

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