Jingle Bell Rock Lighting Ceremony Parade 1.5 million lights illuminating Coeur d’Alene, through Jan. 4. Opening ceremonies take place today at 5 p.m. with a lighted parade through downtown, Christmas carols, candle lighting and a fireworks show over Lake Coeur d’Alene. A new attraction this year is an animated floating Christmas tree on Lake Coeur d’Alene, with lights dancing in time to “Carol of the Bells” and a surprise burst of fireworks. Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 765-4000.
Journey to the North Pole Cruise Continues through Jan. 4. The 40-minute cruise departs nightly from the North Pole Cruise Terminal at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at cdacruises.com 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 5 and younger. (855) 956-1977.
Riverfront Park Ice Palace Open through March 1. Hours are Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., extended hours Wednesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $5/general, $3.50/ages 3-12, seniors and military with ID; $3.50/skate rental, $45/season pass (all ages). (509) 625-6600.
Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular Riverfront Park is getting dressed up for the holidays with more than 25 lighted displays, including an animal light zoo and wagon and carriage rides available. Held Saturday through Dec. 31, and begins nightly at 5 p.m. A lighting celebration takes place today at 6:30 p.m. along Spokane Falls Blvd. Visit www.spokanewinterglow.com. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free.
Family Holiday Photos in Historic Campbell House Library The Campbell House Library Christmas tree forms the perfect backdrop for family holiday photos, Christmas cards and memories. Reservations recommended. Proceeds support ongoing Campbell House restoration. Saturday, 10 a.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $50/group up to eight people. (509) 363-5355.
Outdoor Christmas Tree Lighting Event Festivities include games, crafts, live nativity, carols and refreshments. Sunday, 3-5 p.m., Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 924-7262.
Advent Party Annual event includes crafts for children and adults, Christmas carols and snacks. Sunday, 4-7 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood.
2014 Festival of Fair Trade Supporting Spokane-area businesses and communities in need around the globe. In conjunction with the festival, Ric Conner, co-owner of Ganesh Himal Trading, will be presenting “Looking Back, Looking Foward,” a slide presentation about fair trade in Nepal, at Auntie’s Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free admission. (509) 218-9398.
Christmas Tree Elegance A raffle of 18 prize packages – each of which includes a themed, custom-decorated tree and can include gift certificates, items and cash. A dozen trees and their gifts are displayed on the mezzanine of the Davenport Hotel and six are on the skywalk level at River Park Square. Visit www.spokanecymphonyassoc.org. Tuesday, The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $1 per ticket. (509) 458-8733.
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