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Santa Express Children ages 4-12 can find affordable gifts for everyone on their shopping list. Volunteer elves are on hand to help the children select and wrap their gifts, with the net proceeds going to benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Hours are Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23. Crescent Building, Skywalk level, 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 535-3155.

Journey to the North Pole Cruise The 40-minute cruise departs nightly from the North Pole Cruise Terminal at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., through Jan. 4. Purchase tickets at or by phone. Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops, 210 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $19.75/adults, $18.75/seniors, $5/ages 6-12, free/age and younger. (855) 956-1977.

Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular More than 25 lighted displays, featuring an animal light zoo and wagon and carriage rides available. Begins nightly at 5 p.m., through Dec. 31. Visit Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show 1.5 million lights illuminate Coeur d’Alene. Continues through Jan. 4. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-4000.

Post Falls Winterfest Tree lighting, local choirs, reading of “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and Santa. today, 6 p.m., Post Falls City Hall, 408 Spokane St, Post Falls. (208) 457-3314.

Holiday Open House Santa arrives at 10:15 a.m. on horseback to pass out sweet treats and talk to young visitors. Visitors are welcome to tour the museum, listen to holiday music and enjoy cookies, cider and hot coffee. Saturday, Appaloosa Museum, 2720 W. Pullman Road, Pullman. Free. (208) 882-5578, ext. 279.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk Wear a holiday-themed costume and tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Check out the Elf Village, a kids’ 1K Run with the Elves, holiday music and more. Saturday, 8 a.m., Riverfront Park, Gondola Meadow, 507 N. Howard St. $35/with timing chip, $30/5K fun run/walk; kids 1K run: $10/T-shirt, free/no shirt for 1K. (509) 315-9862.

Spokane Humane Society “Home For The Holidays” Stop in for a tour of the shelter and the new spay/neuter clinic, meet the staff and volunteers, enjoy refreshments, and play with the cats and dogs. Saturday, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

Rathdrum December D’Lights Holiday Celebration Festivities include a baking contest, chili cook-off, lighted rig parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Downtown Rathdrum, Rathdrum. Free. (208) 687-2866.

Christ’s Hands on Afrika Vendors, live performers, food and a silent auction. Funds raised will help send supplies to West Africa to help with the Ebola crisis. Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 926-6363.

“Shadows of Liberty” Documentary examines the media, censorship, corporate control and freedom of information. Film will be followed by panel discussion with Taylor Weech of KYRS, EWU communications professor Gary Krug, the Rev. Todd Eklof of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, and Ted Hensold of Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution. 7 p.m. Sunday, Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. $10; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. (509) 209-2383.

2014 Christmas Bureau Wednesday-Dec. 13 and Dec. 15-19. Providing gifts and food for those in need at Christmas time. One food voucher per address, one gift and book per child. Apply in person. Required documentation: photo ID for every person living in household who is 18 years or older; latest utility bill, phone bill or rent receipt showing name and proof of current physical address for adults (no P.O. boxes); documentation for each child living with you that verifies their name, address and date of birth, such as a document from school or day care center, a document from a DSHS office or other social service agency or a WIC folder with current WIC checks showing child’s name. Social Security cards are not valid for identification. Hours are daily except Sundays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Presented by The Spokesman-Review, Catholic Charities Spokane and Volunteers of America. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 459-5453.

Meet Santa and his Reindeer The reindeer will be here every day from through Dec. 23. Santa will be available on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 20. Ritter’s Florist and Nursery, 10120 N. Division St. Santa pictures $9.99; reindeer pictures free. (509) 467-5258.

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