The antidote to long, dark days? Light, of course. You’ll find lots of it at Northwest Winterfest, back and bigger than ever in 2021, having moved to the Spokane County fairgrounds, plus expanding to host a second event in the Tri-Cities. The holiday-themed international cultural celebration boasts brightly illuminated lantern displays representing nearly two dozen cultures around the globe, from China to Norway and from Cuba to Pakistan. In addition to learning more about each of these represented cultures by heading to the nightly showcase, Northwest Winterfest’s website offers a comprehensive introduction to the holiday traditions and local connections of each group partaking in the festive event.
Northwest Winterfest • Fri, Nov. 26 through Sun, Jan. 2; open daily from 5-9 pm • $11-$49 • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center • 404 N. Havana St. • northwestwinterfest.com
— Chey Scott