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City closures planned for the holidays
City closures planned for the holidays

From the City of Spokane:

The City of Spokane will have a number of closures related to the holidays.  Spokane City Hall will be closed at noon Tuesdays, Dec. 24 and 31, and all day Wednesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan.1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.


The Spokane City Council is not scheduled to meet on Mondays, Dec. 23 and 30.  Council meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 6, with a 3:30 p.m. briefing session and 6 p.m. legislative session.  Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.


Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Wednesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.  And, the Spokane Municipal Court will be closed on Wednesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.


All Spokane Public Library branches will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday and on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s.  Additionally, the Shadle and South Hill library branches will close early—at 6 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.—on Tuesday, Dec. 31.


City of Spokane garbage pickup and curbside recycling will not be picked up on Wednesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and will be a day late following the holidays, with Friday collections occurring on Saturday.  Downtown night routes aren’t affected by the holidays.  The Waste-to-Energy facility and the transfer stations will be closed on Wednesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but open all other days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (Waste Management solid waste collection will be on the same schedule as the City.  Other haulers may have different schedules; check with your provider.)


Meanwhile, the Riverfront Park attractions, including the Looff Carrousel, Spokane Falls Skyride, and Enchanted Forest Mini-Golf, will be open throughout the holiday season with the exception of Christmas Day, when park attractions will be closed. Check www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com for hours of operation.  The park is featuring a $12 holiday special that includes one Ice Palace admission and skate rental, one SkyRide experience, one 9-hole round of mini-golf, and one Carrousel ride.  Go to the park’s web site for information.


The Imax Theater in Riverfront Park will feature a free holiday film festival from Dec. 21 through Dec. 29, except on Christmas Day.  Watch “Arthur Christmas” 11 a.m., “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” at 1 p.m., “Elf” at 3 p.m. and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 5 p.m. each day.  Food donations are requested.




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