LOCAL TRAVEL 
All local trips must have 6 paid participants signed up one week prior to the event. If not, the trip may be cancelled.


 Mystery Lunch is on break for December
      – Returns in January

 
Monday, December 3
Christmas Tree Elegance and Lunch

Christmas Tree Elegance has long been regarded as one the of most, well, elegant events of the holiday season in Spokane. Christmas Tree Elegance is a fundraising event dedicated to financial and volunteer support of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and a beautiful, special way to kick off the Christmas season.
We will walk through the splendor of the Davenport Hotel’s Christmas decor. We will also view the 18 fabulous trees on display and have the opportunity to get $1 raffle tickets to bid on them. Two special event trees include tickets to Pink Martini and Irish Pops with Seamus Egan Project. A no-host lunch at the Davenport Tower's Safari Room will follow.
Cost: $8 members, $13 non-members
Van leaves at 10 a.m., returns at 3:30 p.m.
 

Sunday, December 9

Galloping Gourmet

@ Twigs Bistro Downtown

We’ll eat at Twigs Bistro in River Park Square and enjoy the 50-foot tall Christmas tree and mall-wide Christmas decorations.
Twigs has something for everyone from salads and sandwiches, hand
-made pizzas, pasta, steaks and unique chef-inspired creations. There is also a full bar.

Cost: $8 member/$13 non-members. Includes transportation, valet parking. Van leaves at 3:30 and returns about 7:30 p.m.

 

 Tuesday, December 11

Holiday Lights Manito Park

Each December, the Spokane Parks Gaiser Conservatory greenhouse in Manito Park is decorated for Christmas. We will see a dazzling display of over 30,000 holiday lights, beautiful new varieties of poinsettia, a 100-year old Christmas cactus, orchids and four-foot tall poinsettia trees.

Did we mention that in addition to a beautiful display, we will get a little break from the outside winter chill in the conservatory’s tropical and toasty climate that supports tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate plant specimens from around the world. Almost like a mini-trip to Hawaii.

We'll stop for some food after we look at the lights and plants.

Cost: $5 member, $8 non-members Time: 3:30 6:30 pm.

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Sunday, December 16

Coeur d’Alene "Traditions of Christmas"

This Radio City Music Hall-style show at the Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center includes beautifully choreographed kick-line tap numbers, Santa's workshop, a heartfelt military tribute performance and a grand Nativity conclusion. Take a musical journey through the greatest Christmas songs and traditions from around the world, watch Santa’s workshop come alive. See dancing elves, gingerbread dancers, toy soldiers and magical toys.

The grand Nativity conclusion reminds us all that there is a purpose behind the celebration. Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, and over 400 costumes, "Traditions of Christmas" is an experience you won’t want to miss.A no-host dinner follows the show.

Van leaves at 10 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m.
 

Wednesday, December 19

Appetizers & More with Friends

Join your Southside friends and enjoy happy hour at one of Spokane’s elite restaurants. Great food choices for everyone with a variety of spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.

Cost: $8 members/$13 non-members. Van leaves 3:30 and returns 6 p.m.

 
 

 
 Thursday, December 20
The Antique Gun Shoppe and Military

Items Museum & G.W. Hunters

Since 1958, Antique Gun Shoppe and Military Items has provided one of the largest collections of war and military-related items. They specialize in buying, selling and trading antique rifles, handguns, cannons, swords, daggers, coins, and Indian items. As a part of Glen Mattox's dedication to preserving the past, the shop also houses a museum. We will browse the collection of high quality antique military items from numerous wars. After the museum, we’ll head to G.W. Hunters for lunch.

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members. Time: 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

 

For more information on Day Trips, contact the Center at 535-0803