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Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 5-6 p.m., Ian Wolford; 6-8 p.m., pianist Christian Raxter. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

After School Special (North) - “Master Artists.” Create your own masterpiece. For school-aged children. A different activity will be offered each month. 4 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.


Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 11-11:30 a.m., Discovery School Choir; 4:30-5 p.m., Chase Middle School; 6-7:30 p.m., Lori Caccavo Piano Students. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

Ornament Craft for Kids (Otis Orchards) - Make a wreath ornament for your tree. All day. Today-Thursday, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.


Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 12:30-1 p.m., Bemis Elementary School; 5-6:30 p.m., David Reese. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

“Joy to the World” - Christmas concert presented by Northwest Christian Schools. Featuring the school’s middle/high school choir and band. 7 p.m., Northwest Christian School High School Chapel, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. Free. (509) 238-4005.


Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 10:30-11:30 a.m., Centennial Middle School; 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cooper Elementary. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

St. Patrick’s St. Nicholas Pageant - “The St. Nicholas Pageant,” an original play by Deborah Dresser, presented by St. Patrick Catholic School. 7 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic School, 2706 E. Queen Ave. (509) 638-2527.


Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 10-10:30 a.m., Stevens Elementary School Chorus; 11-11:30 a.m., Freeman School District; noon-12:30 p.m., Logan Elementary; 5-7 p.m., Irish Dancers. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

“Annie” - Tony Award-winning musical set in the 1930s presented by Pend Oreille Players Association. Shows today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (509) 671-3389.


Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 4-5 p.m., Greta Gardner; 6-8 p.m., Siglin Sisters. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.

Santa Claus at the Harvest House - Meet Santa from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday. Bring your camera; pictures with Santa are free. Come sled on the sledding hill. 9919 E. Greenbluff Road, Colbert. Free. (509) 238-6970.

“The Gift” - A drive-through nativity. Today and Sunday. Live performances will be conducted nightly from 6-9 p.m. and include more than 100 actors with 10 stops, plus live animals. All cars will receive a free audio CD that will guide them through the campus on their way to Bethlehem. Presented by Genesis Prep Academy. Real Life Ministries, 1866 N. Cecil Road (corner of Cecil and Poleline), Post Falls. Free. (208) 215-4786.

Breakfast with Santa - Participants will enjoy a festive and entertaining morning complete with a delicious hot catered breakfast, holiday entertainment and a visit with a traditional Santa Claus. Photos with Santa will be taken and given to all participants. 9 a.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $15/person, $25/two people. (509) 953-5731.

Auntie Violet Holiday Storytime - Hear some Christmas tales. 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

KPBX Kids’ Concert - “Countdown to the Holidays,” with the choirs of the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus. 1-2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 327-5729.

Merry Moose-tletoe - Reading and book signing by author Susan Nipp along with sculptor Terry Lee of “Mudgy & Millie” books. Bring cameras to take pictures with Santa, Mudgy and Millie and enjoy Christmas movies for children. 1-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., lower level, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.


Holiday Performances at River Park Square - 3-4 p.m., pianist Kendall Watson. River Park Square, in the Nordstrom corridor, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 321-1184.


A Coeur d’Alene Christmas Variety Show - The Coeur d’Alene Resort presents a holiday-themed live show for the whole family, featuring the region’s top performers ages 7 to 83. See juggling and magic, sketch comedy, music and dance. Hear and sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes, watch an abridged version of “A Christmas Carol” and experience a tap-dancing reindeer. Seating begins 20 minutes prior to show. First come, first served. Get your tickets in advance. Shows Dec. 21-25 and 28-30 at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Dec. 26 at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Shore Lounge, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/general, $5/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (208) 664-7268.

Campbell House - Part of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, admission tickets includes the exhibit galleries and a guided tour of the house. Several guided tours will be available Wednesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum exhibit galleries are open Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2316 W. First Ave. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age 5 and younger; includes admission and guided tours in the museum. 456-3931.

Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show - The light show continues daily through Jan. 2 with the Journey to the North Pole Cruise. The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. North Pole cruise: $15.95/general, $14.95/seniors, free/age 12 and younger. (877) 765-4653 or (208) 664-7268.

Free Horse and Carriage Rides - Runs through Dec. 24. Travels through downtown Spokane. Sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District. First come, first served. No reservations. Fridays, 3-8 pm.; Saturdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Christmas Eve, noon-3 p.m. corner of Wall St. at Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-0580, ext. 102.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - Open through Feb. 27, 2011. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays and nights before a holiday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Special events: Tuesdays: skating 7-8:30 p.m. is $2; Wednesdays: skating 7-8:30 p.m. is $1; Thursdays: free admission, coupon required from The Inlander; Weekdays: skating, including rental from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for $4.50 or $3.50 for 1/2 hour session, School’s Out is weekdays from 2-5 p.m. for $4.50, includes rental. Riverfront Park Pavillion. $4.50/adults and teens, $3.50/children, seniors and military w/ID; $3.25/skate rental (not included with admission). Day passes are $13.75; season passes are $41.99. (509) 625-6601.

Santa Express - With the help of Santa’s elves (volunteers), young shoppers ages 4-12 choose inexpensive gifts priced from 50 cents to $8 for everyone on their list and wrap each gift so it’s ready to go under the tree. Fundraiser for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, a safe shelter for kids who are at risk of neglect or abuse. Open Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 23. Downtown on the skywalk level of Crescent building, 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 448-2900.

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