Stories tagged: santa
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
The drive down South Wilbur Street in Spokane Valley this time of year is pretty bright, with neighbors having decked out their houses with lights, reindeer and Santas. But one …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Christmas is upon us, and on this eve of all eves, there is just one question on everyone’s mind: What kind of rig does the man in red drive?
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
The technology and requests may be different than they were at the old Crescent or Bon Marche department stores, but children still line up every year to bend the ear …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
Police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
It wasn’t the Grinch who stole Christmas. It was a man who screamed “there’s no Santa Claus” over and over during a recent holiday festival in Florida.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018
Santa says that talking to the deaf and hard-of-hearing children who go to school at the HOPE School, a local nonprofit, is like talking to any other kid.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
The stories behind our Christmas Day covers.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
A Colorado Springs newspaper ran an ad in 1955 inviting children to call Santa but mistakenly ran the phone number for the hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, which …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
This winter, airports have more to worry about than just snowy weather and slick runways. There’s a new source of anxiety waiting under the Christmas tree: drones.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
December on average is the best month for stocks. Investors call the gains a Santa Claus rally: a late-year boost that helps the markets end on a high note. Although …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you’ll need a reservation to see him.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Singing a medley of carols at the base of a 50-foot Christmas tree, the Christian Youth Theater’s quartet evoked the yuletide spirit of hundreds at Riverpark Square on Friday night.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
Santa Claus, the icon of American Christmas, came from several different sources. The story began with Bishop Nicholas, a fourth-century saint who lived in what is now Turkey.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
Dozens of Santas cycle through Twin Cities shopping centers each year, spreading joy to children who entrust them with their holiday wish lists. What has been missing from that experience, …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016
Santa is back, ready to check in with girls and boys about what toys they want, and take a picture, too.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley is lighting its Christmas tree one last time in the U-City Parking lot on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. when it kicks off its …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Bob Conrad, 83, has never stopped believing in Santa Claus.
Thu., Jan. 8, 2015
The man requesting help getting into a Spokane Valley condo wasn’t wearing a red suit and a white beard, but it never hurts to check. A Spokane Valley Fire Department …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
When Emily Anne Benjamin, 9, flew over the Arctic on her way to Spokane from Germany last Saturday, she spotted blinking red lights and a polar bear. It disappeared in …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
The Spokesman-Review recently sat down for an interview with Santa Claus, during a break from his duties at River Park Square. Santa sipped his favorite beverage – a peppermint latte. …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Editor’s note: Parents may wish to review this article before allowing young children to read it. If you’ve lived in Spokane for long, chances are you, your children or your …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
So there’s a “Doctor Who” expert at Eastern Washington University. Who knew?
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
Kindergarten teacher Bob McCaslin led the morning students at the Central Valley Kindergarten Center in Christmas carols Wednesday. After they finished each song, students shouted, “Bravo, bravo, bravo!” The children …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012
Five-year-old Aidan Marin believes in Santa. His mom, Fran Marin, hopes to keep it that way. “Believing in Santa was magical for me growing up,” she said. “Every child should …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
Spokane Fire District 9 crews will be busy escorting Santa from neighborhood to neighborhood beginning Saturday. This is an annual tradition, and while Santa works his magic and checks his …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011
The Big Man himself, Santa Claus, will hop onto the podium and conduct “Sleigh Ride,” in one of the many traditions surrounding the Spokane holiday staple, the Spokane Symphony’s Holiday …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
Shalom Ministries will present its fourth annual St. Lucy’s Candlelight Breakfast Benefit Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2011
Firefighters from Spokane County Fire District 9 will be riding along with Santa on his annual visits to local neighborhoods on the following dates leading up to Christmas. He’ll be …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
When Brandon Michielli was considering opening a Christmas tree lot this year, he thought about what he could do to be different from the numerous other tree lots that dot …
Sun., Dec. 12, 2010
The fifth-grade student leadership team at West Ridge Elementary in the Post Falls School District is doing their part this holiday season with their Breakfast with Santa Saturday at Applebee’s, …