The 2020 holiday season has been hampered by COVID-19 in many ways, but locals can find a small spark of nostalgic joy in a series of recently installed, holiday-themed window displays at the Davenport Grand. Vintage displays from Spokane’s once iconic Crescent department store — salvaged after being forgotten in basement storage space for decades — are delighting sidewalk strollers along the hotel’s south face on Main Avenue. A group of local artists helped bring the charming scenes, featuring retro, midcentury animatronics of woodland creatures, ballet dancers and more, to life with hand-painted backdrops and other details. See the historic holiday displays in all their glory daily through early January; lights and motion are turned on at the designated times, listed below.
Through Jan. 3; Fri-Sat from noon-10 pm, Sun-Thu from 3-8 pm • Free • Davenport Grand Hotel • 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • bit.ly/CrescentWindows
— Chey Scott