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Classic cinema can be just as rewarding as any modern movie or show. The problem is that, with more than 100 years of films to work with here, finding the best ones can be daunting.
An estimated 66,000 people traveled the half-mile decorated route in the park on the South Hill earlier this month, according to a car count conducted by the city's Parks Department. That's up from the 13,000 people who usually tour the illuminated Gaiser Conservatory in years past.
We asked The Spokesman-Review readers to tell us about their favorite holiday lights displays, and here is what they’ve shared with us so far. Do you have a favorite holiday lights display that’s missing from our list? Go to spokesman.com/maps/holiday-lights-2020 to enter an address. While you’re there, you can plot your own holiday lights tour.
Health guidelines might be limiting the lion’s share of Christmas festivities this year, but with thousands if not tens of thousands of lights, 70 Christmas-themed inflatables and more than 100 Christmas dog light displays, the Sheppard family’s Christmas light display is about as far from canceled as can be. Take that, COVID-19.
Spokane has gorgeous holiday light displays at favorite local spots like Riverfront Park and Manito Park, as well as plenty of local residents who decorate their yards. That said, if you are stuck home with the travel bug, get out of the Inland Northwest and enjoy these virtual holiday light displays and celebrations from across the nation.
Holiday lights will still illuminate Manito Park this year, just not from inside Gaiser Conservatory. Instead, the annual event has been reworked as a drive-thru holiday lights tour to allow for social distancing. Enchanted Garden Drive-Thru Holiday Lights at Manito Park, presented by the Friends of Manito and Spokane Parks, opens Friday.
Do you or a neighbor go all out with holiday displays? Does your street do up the holidays right? Do you just love that place with the thousands of lights synced to Christmas music? We want to hear about it. Visit our holiday light map online and enter the coordinates in our mapping program.
I’ve noticed that, in this dumpster fire of a year, people have been putting up their Christmas lights a lot earlier than usual. We could all use some extra cheer, right? And while I am definitely impressed with everyone’s get-up-and-go, all I can say is: The Dittos have you all beat. We’ve had our Christmas lights up since forever.
While some people raked the last of the fall leaves, others stood on ladders stringing Christmas lights to bring a bit of holiday cheer.
The seemingly endless drives toward Spokane have been epic and occasionally eventful for the Flaming Lips. "It's always an adventure coming in from Minneapolis or Canada toward Washington," the Flaming Lips vocalist-guitarist Wayne Coyne said. "It's always an experience that you have to embrace."
With more families suffering financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators throughout Spokane County are raising money to help residents with their power bills.
After a two-month freeze, Paris slowly awakened on Monday to the world it had lost under lockdown as hairdressers, florists, nail salons and some other businesses reopened – but under mandatory social distancing requirements.
One of the world’s most famous bookstores was forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak and asked for help to pay the bills.
As the novel coronavirus spreads, holiday lights are going back up to provide a bit of emotional and actual brightness
Spokane author Esther Hildahl recently won a 2019 Northern Lights Book Award in the preteen fiction category for her self-published children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider With an Attitude.”
Cheerful holiday lights can brighten long, dark nights this time of year. We asked The Spokesman-Review readers to tell us about their favorite displays. Here’s what they’ve shared so far.
The sun sets early this time of year in the Inland Northwest. Holiday lights help chase away some of that darkness. We asked The Spokesman-Review readers to tell us about their favorite displays. Here’s what they’ve shared so far.
Thousands of Spokanites flood Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory each December for the chance to take a 15-minute-or-so walk among cacti and palm trees strung with Christmas lights, glowing snowmen and reindeer and several hundred poinsettias of different varieties.
Three new South Hill roundabouts on 43rd Avenue have neighbors cheering the slowing of traffic, but residents say they’ve seen more than a few hand gestures indicating that not everyone is pleased.
Instead of a grand opening for Liberty Lake’s newest park, the city will host a 40-day light and Christmas festival, which will feature light-up zoo animal displays, giant Christmas trees and 12-foot candles.