by Megan B. McCarthy

Downtown Coeur d'Alene -- 404 Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene -- Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be visiting downtown Coeur d'Alene Nov. 30 and every Saturday through Dec. 21 from noon-4 pm. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be accompanied by an elf and there will also be free carriage and wagon rides available. Photos with Santa start at $8. Call: (208) 667-4040

Cutter Theatre -- 302 Park St., Metaline Falls -- Santa photos will be taken during a weekend of festivities at the Cutter Theatre on Dec. 7 from 1-5 pm. The photos are part of the Deck the Falls arts and crafts show including a reading of "Jolly Old Saint Nick." Photo prices are $5. Call: (509) 446-4108

Eastside Marketplace -- 1420 S. Blaine, Moscow -- Santa will visit the Eastside Marketplace during a full day of activities on Dec. 21. Free photographs with Santa should start around noon following a free family-oriented movie at the Eastside Cinemas. There will also be free lunch and a variety of other Christmas activities. Call: (208) 882-1533

NorthTown Mall -- Division and Wellesley Ave. -- Santa Claus is already available for photo opportunities. Pictures with Santa can be taken during regular mall hours, Monday-Saturday from 10 am-9 pm and Sunday from 11 am-6 pm. Holiday hours are subject to change. Call: 482-4800

Palouse Mall -- 1850 W. Pullman Rd., Moscow -- Santa visits the Palouse Mall Nov. 29 at 1 pm for pictures. On Nov. 30 from 2-6 pm, he will also be available to smile for the cameras. Then pictures can be taken every Friday from 5-8 pm, Saturday from 2-6 pm and Sunday from 2-5 pm. Dec. 23 from 2-6 pm is your last chance. Pet photo day is Dec. 7.

River Park Square -- 808 W. Main St. -- Santa will appear at the lighting of the Christmas tree on Nov. 29 at 11 am. Pictures with Santa will be scheduled until Dec. 24: Monday-Friday from 11 am-7 pm, Saturday from 11 am-6 pm and Sunday from 12-5 pm. Call: 363-0304

Spokane Valley Mall -- 14700 E. Indiana Ave. -- Santa will be eating in the Spokane Valley Mall Food Court Nov. 23 from 8-9:30 am. Tickets to join him are $3.50. Photos with Santa will start on Nov. 24, from 11 am-6 pm; Nov. 25-27, from 10 am-8 pm; Nov. 29, from 10 am-9 pm; Nov. 30, from 10 am-8 pm; Dec. 1, from 11 am- 6 pm; Dec. 2-7, from 10 am-8 pm; Dec. 8, from 11 am-6 pm; Dec. 9-14, from 10 am-8 pm; Dec. 15, from 11 am-6 pm; Dec. 16-21, from 10 am-9 pm; Dec. 22, 11 am-9 pm; Dec. 23, 10 am-9 pm; Dec. 24, 10 am-6 pm. Call: 926-3700

Silver Lake Mall -- 200 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d'Alene -- Sponge Bob and Santa Claus will be visiting on Nov. 29 at 9:30 am. Sponge Bob will be available for pictures with Santa on Saturday from 1-5 pm and Sunday from 1-3 pm. Santa will also be available for Pet Nights on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm, Grandparent Sundays and Teen Nights. Call: (208) 762-2112

Spokane County Interstate Fair @ Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

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