Santa Express
Date: Friday, Dec. 08, 2017    Time: (see below)
Posted by: Spokane Cares

Santa Express, is a holiday retail store for all kids in our community, many of whom make this shopping experience part of their holiday tradition.  The proceeds from the store benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, a safe shelter for kids who are in crisis situations. 

Santa Express operates during the holiday season

from November 24th through December 23rd.  

The store is open to young shoppers between the ages of 4 and 12,

with gifts ranging in price from only $.50 to $8.00. 

Santa Express Boutique:  Over 950 Santa Elf volunteers are on hand to help children shop and wrap their gifts while the grownups shop at the Santa Express Boutique in the front of the store.  The Boutique is filled with specialty items perfect for stocking stuffers or gifts

for family, friends or secret Santas. 

We have a wonderful selection of Christmas ornaments, gift wrap and other unique items. The Boutique also has an assortment of gifts for Seahawk, Zag, WSU, EWU, and U of W fans. Items include colorful hats and headbands, mittens, lanyards, hot chocolate, jewelry, and much more. 

Santa Express is located on the second floor of River Park Square in downtown Spokane. 

The store will be open the following hours:

Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Nearly 4,000 adults and kids shop at Santa Express which is celebrating 25 years.  Since its inception in 1992, the store has raised over $1,000,000 for the Crisis Nursery.  The success of this fundraising is due in part to the hundreds of volunteers who give generously of their time and talent to make Santa Express a magical wonderland for children of all ages. 

The goals of Santa Express are to:

Raise funds to support the services of Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Help teach children about the joy of giving both to those they know and love
and to those who are less fortunate.

Help educate volunteers, shoppers, and the general public about the work of the Crisis Nursery.

To volunteer, or for more information on Santa Express,
visit our website at

For more information on VBCN,
visit our website at