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Christmas tree lightings tonight


Hundreds of Spokane Valley residents turned out for the second annual Christmas tree lighting at University City Mall on Thursday. The event had several musical performances, a Santa visit and the tree lighting. Cookies, hot cocoa and coffee were donated by local churches. 
 (Jed Conklin / The Spokesman-Review)
Hundreds of Spokane Valley residents turned out for the second annual Christmas tree lighting at University City Mall on Thursday. The event had several musical performances, a Santa visit and the tree lighting. Cookies, hot cocoa and coffee were donated by local churches. (Jed Conklin / The Spokesman-Review)

Hundreds of Spokane Valley residents turned out for the second annual Christmas tree lighting at University City Mall in 2004. The event had several musical performances, a Santa visit and the tree lighting. SR file photo.

Both Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake are having Christmas tree lighting ceremonies tonight, so bundle up the kids tonight and head out to one of the celebrations. Spokane Valley's annual ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the University City parking lot at University and Sprague. The lighting will be at 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will speak and there are usually singers performing Christmas music. The event is hosted by the Spokane Valley Rotary.

Liberty Lake's annual ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. tonight at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. The night is packed with free events, including crafts, carriage rides, choir music and pictures with Santa. The evening ends at 8 p.m.

Only 24 more days until Christmas!




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