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Take it from First Night vets: Bundle up

Fri., Dec. 27, 2013

Hundreds of people will take to the streets of Spokane on Wednesday night, braving the cold to ring in the New Year at the annual First Night celebration. We asked readers for their recommendations for first-timers. Here’s a sampling of their responses from Facebook:

  Jennifer Myers Hammer

Dress more warmly than you think you need to! You. will. freeze.

Theresa Schimmels

Go see Tuxedo Junction Big Band and ring in the New Year!

Sunshine Bunch

Carriage rides are fun.

Eric Rieckers

The highlight of the evening is always the fireworks. The kids parade is pretty cool, too. It’s a great event but parking is an issue. Don’t even think about parking anywhere close to downtown. Better yet, use STA.

Doug Howe

Dress warm and do it all! 

Ashton Coe

Plan out your events ahead of time – there’s a ton to do. I really loved the comedy, music and magic acts. I also love fireworks so those are fun, too!

Rosi Leonard

Ice sculpting, musicians and fireworks

Heather Meshell

In addition to wearing an extra layer of clothes, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes! And those hand warmers you can pick up at the drugstore help a lot too.

Mary Secrest

The fireworks are great! But really, really cold. Wear your warmest boots.

Terry Gervais

Have a ride ready. Don’t rely on taxis.


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