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:
Dress more warmly than you think you need to! You. will. freeze.
Go see Tuxedo Junction Big Band and ring in the New Year!
Carriage rides are fun.
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.
Dress warm and do it all!
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!
Ice sculpting, musicians and fireworks
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.
The fireworks are great! But really, really cold. Wear your warmest boots.
Have a ride ready. Don’t rely on taxis.