About Christmas Tree Elegance

Spokane Symphony Associates hosts this annual 13-day event, from the Tuesday following Thanksgiving through the second Sunday in December.  This regional event attracts more than 100,000 attendees from Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, and Canada.  The event features the raffle of themed and beautifully decorated trees located at the Historic Davenport Hotel and River Park Square.

The celebration, which began in 1983, is the largest of our annual fundraisers. This highly anticipated event is the culmination of our tireless volunteers’ 11 months of planning and efforts. In our most significant year, we sold 437,247 raffle tickets and are hopeful that number will continue to grow each year.

Our continued success is largely due to the generous support of the donors to our trees and events.

How It Works

We are proud and excited to, once again bring Christmas Tree Elegance to our supportive community this year.

Individuals and businesses donate to create amazing tree displays with values of up to $4,999 in decorations and prizes.

A fabulous display of trees will be available from November 28 – December 10 at both The Historic Davenport Hotel and River Park Square. $1 raffle tickets are available for purchase and deposit at both locations, during hours of business operations. (RPS, 10AM – 8PM & DAV 10AM – 9PM most days). Ticket buyers must be 18 years of age.

You do not need to be present to win.

Our event is free and open to the public.

Event Co-Chairs
Lori LaFrance
Karen Colkitt

Celebrating 41 years of CTE!

Attended by more than 100,000 people every year!

2023 Dates and Locations


November 28 – December 10, 2023

at the

Historic Davenport Hotel
10AM – 9PM
& River Park Square
10AM – 8PM


Visit Christmas Tree Elegance 2022

Despite weather, Christmas Tree Elegance 2022 sales are second highest in history!

Spokane – The 40th Annual Christmas Tree Elegance in 2022 sold a second highest total of $409,323 despite a major snowstorm on the second day of the 13-day event. The previous high was in 2019 when the sales totaled $436,707.

“Had it not been for the weather I am sure the total for 2022 would have surpassed the total for 2019.  All in all it was the second highest total!  Still a good total considering the weather,” said Christmas Tree Elegance Treasurer Betsy Johnson in a note to the volunteers who made the event successful.

She gave a special thanks to all the cashiers, volunteers and tree teams who worked many hours, some 12 hours per shift during the event.

This year 15 fabulously decorated trees and gifts, eight on the mezzanine of the Historic Davenport and seven on the second floor of River Park Square, were available to the thousands who viewed the trees and bought tickets for the 40th annual raffle between Nov. 29 and Dec. 11, 2022.

Elizabeth Raol, who has been event chair or co-chair for the past six years, is stepping down this year. Next year’s event chairs will be Lori LaFrance who was the 2022 co-chair and Karen Colkitt. Elizabeth has been a part of the Christmas Tree Elegance planning committee for the past 22 years. She has created the Old World Father Christmas sculpture for the raffle for 14 years. She has also been on a tree team creating beautiful trees with gifts for 14 years. She will continue to work on Christmas Tree Elegance in various ways.

Christmas Tree Elegance is a raffle produced by the Spokane Symphony Associates, a non-profit volunteer organization, whose mission is to raise funds to support the Spokane Symphony. The $1 raffle tickets offer a chance to win a theme-decorated tree and prizes which include gift certificates, items and cash valued up to $4,999 or a Father Christmas sculpture.