New Year’s Eve Around Spokane: Your 2021 Guide

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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! 

From parties to mountain slopes and everything in between, we’ve got your list of fireworks and champagne toasts to ring in a (hopefully much better) New Year 2022!

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

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Spokane

Fireworks are back in 2021! Enjoy the family-friendly fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. on December 31 and the Numerica Skate Ribbon will offer extended hours from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

New Year’s Eve with the Spokane Symphony: Beethoven’s Ninth

Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe conducts his first New Year’s Eve concert of Beethoven’s Ninth — one of Spokane’s great traditions. Join us for the exhilarating and inspiring work dedicated to freedom, joy and brotherhood. 

This concert takes place on December 31 at 7:30 pm. Get tickets and learn more here!

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New Year’s Eve Bash at Northern Quest

Say goodbye to 2021 at Northern Quest Casino, where you can ring in the new year with cash, giveaways, live music, dancing drinks and more!

The fun starts at 7 PM, learn more here!

Ring in 2022 at Schweitzer

Live music, drink specials, late night snacks, a champagne toast at midnight and more? That’s right, it’s happening this year at Schweitzer!

In year’s past, tickets to Schweitzer go really fast, so learn more and get your ticket starting December 1 here!

Take a look at what a new year’s mountain sunrise looks like over at Schweitzer below:

New Year’s on the Slopes at Mt. Spokane

Join Mt. Spokane for New Year’s Eve on the slopes! Mt. Spokane will be spinning the lifts until 9 pm. Holiday ticket prices apply, learn more here.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, Ball Drop and Champagne Toast

Ring in the new year in style and sass with one of Spokane’s most famous chefs, Chef Chad White, at the Zona Blanca 2022 NYE Celebration!

Your ticket ($275) gets you a six course menu, including oysters, king grab, Japanese wagyu and more, plus a welcome cocktail, midnight champagne toast and fun for the whole evening!

Learn more about this event and get your tickets here.

champagne toast new year's eve in spokane

New Year’s Eve Yeti Patio Party

What’s a Yeti patio party? You’ll find out if you go to Zona Blanca! This event is outside on the patio, so dress warmly and get ready for complimentary bites, a welcome cocktail and midnight toast!

There will also be live entertainment, so get your tickets ($50 per person) here.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Coeur d’Alene

Ring in the New Year  in style on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene! Join the CdA Resort on Thursday, December 31st for their annual New Year’s Party: Midnight Masquerade.

You’ll get a dinner buffet, live music, two fireworks shows, a champagne toast at midnight and more!

Reservations go fast, so learn more and get your tickets here.

New Year’s Eve at Emma Rue’s

Love dressing up but find few opportunities to do so around Spokane? Not this New Year’s Eve!

Head over to Emma Rue’s for “the most stylish party of the season” with French bubbles and treats!

Your $75 ticket will get you a grazing board, dessert bar, champagne cocktail and champagne toast at midnight, plus plenty of entertainment.

Learn more about the event and purchase your ticket here.

new year's eve celebration in spokane

New Year’s Eve ft: Blake Braley at Lucky You Lounge

Head over to Lucky You Lounge for live entertainment by soul artist Blake Braley and The Desperate 8’s, along with a photobooth by Electric Photoland and a DJ in the basement of Lucky You with Storme!

Get your tickets and learn more about the event here.

MASKuerade Bash ‘21 at the Knitting Factory

Head over to the Knitting Factory for the MasterClass Big Band featuring Jim Swoboda for MASKuerade Bash 21, where there will be live music and dancing all night. Prizes will be given to the best decorated masks during the show!

Learn more about the event and buy tickets here.

VR Your Way Into 2022 With Chaos Arcade

Prefer to play arcade games and indulge in some virtual reality before ringing in the New Year? Head over to Chaos Arcade, which will be open until 1 AM on December 31 to help you ring in the New Year!

Other Holiday Events Around Spokane

Crescent Window Display

While not specifically a New Year’s Eve event, the window displays at the downtown Davenport Hotel are an old Spokane tradition celebrating the season. With pieces discovered from the old Crescent building, the Downtown Spokane Partnership created a new retro holiday tradition showcasing the classic holiday characters just like they were back in the day.

Five window bays on the south side of The Grand hotel will display scenes featuring refurbished figurines rescued from the basement of the former Crescent Department Store.

Each of the five windows are designed and installed by local artists Stephanie Bogue, Melanie Lieb, Derrick Freeland and Jazmin Ely under the creative direction of Tiffany Patterson. Window painting by Mallory Battista.

You can see the displays from November 27 to January 2.


Friday and Saturday: Noon-10:00pm

Sunday through Thursday: 3 – 8 pm.

Ice Ribbon

The Numerica Ice Ribbon is back in action in 2021! Hours vary and depend on the weather – learn more about the Ice Ribbon here!

In addition to the regular Ice Ribbon hours, Riverfront Park is also offering Cheap Skate Tuesdays, when free skate rentals are provided with each paid admission.

The dates for Cheap Skate Tuesdays are:

November 30
December 7, 14
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22

Finally, ice skate to the sounds of a DJ (almost) every Friday this winter! DJ Night on the Ice will take place on the following dates from 6-8 PM:

December 3, 10, 17 & 31 (excludes Christmas Eve)
January 7, 14, 21 & 28

Take a look at the video below to see what it’s like on Spokane’s downtown Ice Ribbon at Riverfront Park, plus a walk through of Riverfront Park holiday lights!

Liberty Lake Winter Glow Spectacular

Since 2014, Liberty Lake has hosted the Winter Glow Spectacular, and that doesn’t stop in 2021! Winter Glow Spectacular is free to the whole community and runs from November 20 through January 1, 2022.

Learn more about Winter Glow Spectacular here.

Holiday Lights in Spokane: Center Road

Center Road holiday lights is a family light show, with computer-controlled lights synchronized to music. Find them at 4316 N Center Road, 1 mile West of Argonne and Upriver Dr.

The show runs 7 days a week from 4:30 PM until 10 PM during the month of December.

Northwest Winterfest

Visit the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center for the Pacific Northwest’s largest holiday lantern display! In addition to holiday lanterns, you can also walk around and enjoy food, beer, wine and hot drinks.

The event takes place from 5-9 PM daily until January 2. Get your tickets here.

Spokane Holiday Trip Planning Resources

Need a place to stay around Spokane this holiday season? Check out this list of locations and deals below!

Your Resource for the Holidays in Spokane – and Year Round

Make sure to bookmark this list of New Year’s events around Spokane, as we will continue to add to it!

Winter is one of the best times of year to visit Spokane and the northwest. Whether you like to be on the slopes or toasting champagne indoors, Spokane offers something for everyone.

This New Year’s Eve in Spokane, we want you to have fun and enjoy everything Spokane and the surrounding areas have to offer! Whether you’re entertaining guests or looking for new family traditions, Everyday Spokane is your #1 source for events, dining, local insights, and more.

We also have a vibrant social media community! Let us know what you’ll be doing this New Year’s at our Facebook page, Getting to Know Spokane.

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