New Year’s Eve in Spokane [2020]

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Looking for fun things to do in Spokane for New Year’s Eve? There’s quite a lot going on, but it can be tough to narrow it all down. Luckily, we’ve done that for you! 

Fireworks displays going into 2021 will be a lot different this year, but you probably already knew that! Here’s what’s going on around Spokane for the new year, including fireworks, food, and more! Also, don’t forget to pay attention on what’s going on in your local Spokane neighborhood – we’ve found people here generally like to shoot off their own fireworks, especially if there’s a hill nearby!

New Year’s Eve in Spokane

Official New Year’s Eve Celebrations

This year, Riverfront Park will not be hosting a New Year’s Eve fireworks display (although you can take a look below at what last year’s looked like!).

Instead, the City of Spokane is setting up four different drive-in fireworks shows in several locations around the city on New Year’s Eve. Here are all the details:

  • Dwight Merkel Sports Complex
  • Ferris High School
  • Avista Stadium
  • Plante’s Ferry Sports Stadium. 

Parking lots will open to cars at 7:30 p.m.. Fireworks begin at 9 PM at all locations.

Fireworks show from downtown Riverfront Park last year, courtesy of KREM:

New Year’s Eve Virtual Concert with the Spokane Symphony

This year, listen to the Spokane Symphony on New Year’s Eve (beginning at 4 PM) virtually, from the comfort of your own home.

You can expect to hear a variety of classical music, a pre-recorded version of Cab Calloway’s ‘Minnie the Moocher’, and nationally-acclaimed singer Cam Bradley will perform three songs. Additionally, best-selling author Jess Walters will share an inspirational message for the new year, according to KXLY

The event is called ‘New Year’s Eve with the Spokane Symphony & Friends’ and you can purchase tickets here (free for healthcare workers, as well as those financially impacted by the pandemic). 

New Year’s Eve with Lil Sumthin

How fun is this event/virtual party?! With Lil Sumthin’s New Year’s Eve Virtual Event, you’ll get a kit of fun including:

  • Lil Sumthin shot glass
  • 3 cocktails
  • Champagne poppers
  • and more!

Plus, there will be live (virtual) music from Misty Mountain Pony Club, Ben & Ru and Emilie Miller & Marena Stewart. In between sets, Lil Sumthin will teach you how to make all three of their anniversary cocktails!

Ticket prices vary, learn more here.

You can also find a full list of fancy to-go cocktails, courtesy of KXLY, here!

New Year’s Eve at the Casino

Northern Quest Resort & Casino is hosting quite a number of events for New Year’s Eve and beyond. Here’s what’s on tap for NYE 2021:

🎰The $24,000 All-Cash Giveaway from 1-6pm! There’ll be plenty of cash – including a $15,000 grand prize heading out the door.
🎹 Prefunk in the Lounge at Masselow’s from 5-9pm!
Set the mood with craft cocktails and Tom Pletscher on the piano.
🥂Party in the Pavilion from 7:30pm-1am! Hit the dance floor with live music by Sammy Eubanks & The Work’in Class, and show opener Chris Rieser & The Nerve at 7:30pm. $30 tickets include a champagne toast at midnight and admission to the party in EPIC as well. Get yours at the door beginning at 4pm on Dec 31. Show doors open at 7pm.
🎉An EPIC Send-Off to 2020 from 9pm-1am in EPIC!
DJ Stud will keep you moving through the NYE ball drop on our 30 ft screen. The $30 cover will also get you into the Pavilion’s New Year’s Eve Party.

Learn more about additional events at Northern Quest here. Kids Quest will also be open for the kiddos!

Holiday Night Ski at Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park

Over the holidays, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park is offering six different night skis (including on NYE and New Year’s Day). Food and bar are open with new items and draft beer. Six hours on the slopes is only $27. 

Make sure to purchase your ticket early! Learn more here.

New Year’s Champagne Brunch at Max at Mirabeau

Looking forward to something after December 31? Max at Mirabeau has you covered with a to-go/pick up/curbside Champagne Brunch! On January 1 from 9 AM to 1 PM, you can get a variety of dishes to feed a family of 4 for $159.

You’ll also get Max’s famous Mimosa Kit! Find out more and place your order here.

New Year’s Eve Meals To Go in Spokane

Planning on staying inside but don’t feel like cooking this New Year’s Eve? Yeah, us too! Luckily, Spokane restaurants have got us covered. Here are several tasty options for your NYE meal!

Beacon Hill

One of our favorite go-to’s for holiday meals? Beacon Hill! Beacon Hill has brought it again (like they did for Thanksgiving in Spokane and Christmas meals in Spokane!) with their NYE Special. You’ll get:

  • Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie Grazing Box
  • Classic Crab Cakes
  • Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cherry and Rosemary Compote
  • Mediterranean Plate and Beacon Brownie Truffles!

You’ll want to order soon – delivery is on Wednesday, December 30!

High Tide Lobster Bar

What better way to ring in the New Year than with seafood? Get your fix with this incredible deal from High Tide!

Here’s what High Tide is offering: 

  •  1 lb. Maine lobster meat⁠
  •  4 buttered rolls with tarragon mayonnaise⁠
  • 1 qt. Clam chowder with Old Bay Seasoning⁠
  •  1 Wedge salad⁠
  •  1 lb chips⁠
  •  4 netted lemon halves and oyster crackers⁠

All for $99 (tax not included). Find the offer and place your order here.

Zona Blanca

Can’t get enough seafood? You know Zona Blanca brings the good stuff! For New Year’s Eve in Spokane this year, try this deal from Zona Blanca:

1 Dozen Hama Hama Oysters, mixto ceviche, bubbles, shucking kit, and a special invitation for an exclusive 2021 event with us. Options to add in additional oysters and upgrade your bubbly are available online.

Pre-order before 12/28 at 8am for pick up 12/31, 5pm-9pm at our previous location inside Steel Barrel Taproom, 154 S. Madison Street.

Learn more about this offer here.

Pop Balloon Bar

How fun is this: get a balloon bundle from Pop! Balloon Bar AND a two-person charcuterie board (or sub for a hot cocoa board!). You can also add additional boards!

Only $50 – place your order soon here!


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Eat Good Group

The Eat Good Group is at it again, with an incredible meal of NY Strip, mashed potatoes, root vegetables and so, so much more. One meal will feed 4, all for $100.

You’ll want to place your order ASAP – pick up is December 31 and you can also add egg nog, wine, and more! Order here.

Churchill’s New Year’s Eve Special

Get a 1.25-1.5 lb basket of cleaned and steamed Alaskan Dungeness Crab from Churchill’s for your New Year’s Eve feast this year! You’ll also get corn on the cob, parsley buttered potatoes, and Churchill’s rolls and butter.

Learn more and place your order here – $35 per serving. 

New Year’s Eve from Rind and Wheat

New Year’s Eve from Rind and Wheat is truly a feast – but you’ll want to get your orders in ASAP!

Choose from a variety of delicious, hearty dishes like:

  • Le Gruyere Fondue
  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Champagne blondies
  • Several charcuterie options

And more! Place your order here.

Lumpia Loca

Everything we have tried at Lumpia Loca is incredible, so if you’re craving some delicious lumpia (and more!), you’re in luck – Lumpia Loca is open on New Year’s Eve! Their hours this year are 12:30 to 6 PM on NYE (December 31), so place your order ahead of time and look forward to a delicious celebration!


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Find their full menu here.

More Holiday Events in Spokane

Looking for even more holiday events in Spokane? Don’t forget to check out our guide to holiday events in Spokane!

Several events are still taking place, including:

  • Liberty Lake Lights (until January 1)
  • Downtown Crescent Window display (until January 3)
  • Numerica Lights Up the Night in downtown Spokane (until January 3)

There will also be a holiday light show at the downtown Pavilion on December 31 – grab some hot cocoa and walk around enjoying the view!

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