Since 2014, the Winter Glow holiday display has been making spirits bright as it’s hopped from venue to venue before ending up in its current home in Liberty Lake. For 2020, Winter Glow has returned to Orchard Park, offering a social distancing-friendly way for families to escape for a little extra holiday magic. Thanks to dozens of dedicated volunteers who spent weeks setting up the massive display of twinkling trees, trains, snowmen, animals and other festive forms, as well as local business sponsors, the display is open daily through New Year’s Day and remains free to enjoy. Donations are also gladly accepted online. For details, visit 

And while you’re in the neighborhood, make a pit stop at one of Liberty Lake’s great restaurants for some takeout to bring home after the light show. For a city its size, there really are a ton of great options out in the land between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. One of the mainstays is Hay J’s Bistro, owned by the mother-son duo of Rhonda Entner and Patrick Fechser. His food is inspired by Italian cuisine, but he often includes Asian influences, too — “simple, traditional-style dishes, maybe with minor twists.” Over the years, they’ve added the Butcher Block deli and Piccolo’s Artisan Pizza Kitchen right next door. Currently, Hay J’s is offering a 10 percent discount on all takeout orders — and they have heated outdoor seating, too.

Here’s a partial list of Liberty Lake food options; check in on hours and status for current takeout options:

Brothers Office Pizzeria

Ding How

Eat Good Cafe

Hay J’s Bistro

Mexico Lindo

The Pentagon Bistro

True Legends Grill

Palenque Mexican Restaurant 


Pho Liberty 

Fieldhouse Pizza 

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