Local events

Christmas Tree Elegance 2013

31st annual fundraiser to benefit Spokane Symphony. View and purchase raffle tickets for 12 trees at The Davenport Hotel on the Mezzanine from Dec. 3-15 and another six trees at River Park Square (808 W. Main Ave.) on the second floor corridor. Tickets sales are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at both locations.

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m., Opening ceremony in the Davenport Hotel lobby.

Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m., Christmas Tree Elegance Fashion Show and Luncheon, with runway emceed by KHQ’s Kjerstin Ramsing, in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required at 509-458-TREE, $50/person.

Dec. 5, 3:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea/Fashion Show, with fashions for women, girls, men and boys, in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required at 509-458-TREE, $35/person.

Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Luncheon, sponsored by the Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required to 509-789-6819; $25/person. Hats are fun, but not required.

Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., “An Evening with Eckart and Friends,” one-hour concert with Spokane Symphony Orchestra music director and Symphony conductor Eckart Preu as he plays the piano, accompanied by a quartet of SSO musicians, in the Isabella Ballroom, 509-458-TREE, $15.

Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m., Winning ticket drawings for hotel trees in lobby; winners notified that evening.

Dec. 15, 4 p.m., Winning ticket drawings for mall trees at River Park Square, winners notified that afternoon.