Box City on Boxing Day! - Let your imagination run wild as we celebrate Boxing Day by building a box city across the museum floor. We will get out all our cardboard boxes and tons of supplies for decorating and building – you bring your imagination and, if you have them, more boxes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-5437.
Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season until March 2. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., closed Mondays. Extended hours, around holidays, closed on holidays. Special events: Lunch Bunch skating held Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for $4.50, includes skate rental; After School Special for ages 17 and younger held Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-5 p.m., for $4.50, includes skate rental; College Night (ID required) on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. for $1, skate rental extra; AAA Discount Night (coupon required for free admission) on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., skate rental extra; Thursday Nights, 7-8:30 p.m., $2, skate rental extra. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $4.50/ages 13 and older, $3.50/ages 3-12, seniors and military with ID, $3.50/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.
Holiday Film Festival - Thursday-Sunday. Food donations will be accepted for Second Harvest Food Bank. 11 a.m., “Arthur Christmas”; 1 p.m., Disney’s “A Christmas Carol”; 3 p.m., “Elf”; 5 p.m., Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Riverfront Park Imax Theater, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6612.
Winter Break Cool Camp - For ages 6-11. Includes games, crafts, and field trips. “Warm It Up,” Monday-Tuesday, and Jan. 2-3, offers trips to YMCA pool. Each day, bring child with winter clothes suitable for playing outside (hat, gloves, boots, snow pants), a lunch, two healthy snacks and a water bottle. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Warm it up: $100/session, $30/daily. (509) 688-0300.
Legomania: Construction Contest - Come build with us and win fun prizes for a various array of categories such as Tallest Creation Most Creative Use of Mini Figure. It’s an extra-long Legomania class with Lego awards, door prizes and lots of fun. For ages 4-8. 2-4 p.m. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. $20/members, $25/non-members. (509) 624-5437.
Spokane Chiefs hockey - Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Chiefs vs. Kootenay. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $10-$22. (509) 535-7825.
Let It Snow, Let It Snow Storytime and Craft - Is it snowing outside? We are reading snowy stories and making our own snowman (no real snow required) to decorate our own homes. 11 a.m. Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
First Night Spokane - 13th annual event. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Night, Art Comes Alive.” Celebrate the New Year with a family-friendly festival of arts and entertainment. More than 150 performances at 40 venues. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and ends with fireworks at midnight. Buttons available at Cenex Zip Trip Stores, River Park Square Concierge, Auntie’s Bookstore and Auntie’s Annex, and TicketsWest locations. Kids Night Out event with crafts, live performances and more takes place from 3-6 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center with extended hours from 7-9 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service with shuttles every 10 minutes from Riverpoint Campus. Downtown Spokane $15/advance; $18/on Tuesday; kids under 10 are free. (509) 456-0580, ext. 101.
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