Northwest Winterfest: Spokane Valley – Walk through a display of handcrafted holiday lanterns. Open daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Friday to January 2. Visit nordouestwinterfest.com/tickets for more information and ticket prices. Spokane County Fair and Exhibition Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (509) 995-7700.
After Thanksgiving Sale – Offers 15% off storewide, up to 70% off promotional offers and clearance items at 30% to 50% off. Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.
MAC Holiday Kickoff Celebration – With festive lights and outdoor activities including a vintage Crescent Department Store display, scavenger hunt and a Campbell House holiday video. Meet Campbell’s cook, Hulda, and get one of her sugar cookies. Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Northwestern Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Free. (509) 456-3931.
Numerica Tree Lighting – A tree lighting ceremony and exhibition. With free hot chocolate from Starbucks, food trucks, information booths, activities for kids, singing and shows. Also featuring a performance of excerpts from the Company Ballet School’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at 5 pm. Countdown to tree lighting at 6 pm Saturday, 4 pm to 7 pm Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6601.
Safari – Live improves performance for mature audiences. Saturday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Blue Door Theater 815 W. Garland Ave. $ 8. (509) 747-7045.
Wine Lessons: The Big Day Is Coming and Right Fast – Themed Wine Tasting. Sunday, 2-3 a.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene. $ 15. (208) 277-4116.
Cooking Class: Thai Evening with Chef Lesa – Learn how to prepare Thai yellow coconut curry with squash and vegetables served over jasmine rice; pad kee mao, or drunken noodles, with vegetables, pork and spicy sauce; and crunchy Thai salad with cabbage, fresh vegetables, pulled chicken and peanut sauce dressing. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene. $ 50. (208) 277-4116.
European Outdoor Christmas Market – With antique and vintage items, homemade crafts and gifts, European food trucks, spicy mulled wine and cider, hot chocolate, live music and an appearance by the Santa Claus. Inspired by Christkindlmarkts in Germany, Austria and other European countries during the Advent season. Dec 3 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 4 10 am-6pm Buy your tickets at visitnorthidaho.com December 3-4, McIntire Family Park, 9830 N. Government Way, Hayden. $ 7 for two days; $ 5 Friday only.
West Central Coloring Book Party – On the first Friday, join the Social Aesthetics Class at Spark Central and Eastern Washington University for an evening of coloring pages created by community members. There will be large pages for community participation and solo pages for continued enjoyment. December 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.