Santa Express


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Santa Express will be open from Friday, November 23rd through December 23rd.   

M-F: 11am-8pm

Sat: 10am-8pm

Sun: 11am-6pm 

About Santa Express

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. 

The store is open to young shoppers between the ages of 4 and 12, with gifts ranging in price from only $1.00 to $10.00. Children are paired with an "elf" to help them shop for everyone on their list. 

Over 800 Santa “Elf” volunteers are on hand throughout the season to help the children shop and wrap their gifts, while the “grownups” shop in the front of the store, a boutique of specialty items perfect for stocking stuffers or gifts for family, friends or secret Santas. 

Santa Express Boutique

The Santa Express Boutique, located inside Santa Express, welcomes shoppers of all ages. The Boutique offers a selection of specialty items perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts for family, friends or secret Santas.

Shop early for the best selection!

Proceeds To The Vanessa Behan

By supporting Santa Express you are supporting the Vanessa Behan's vision to provide immediate refuge for children and support to strengthen families.  To date Vanessa Behan has cared for approximately 90,000 children and been a lifeline of support and hope to every single parent.

Over the past 25 years, Sants Express has raised over $1,000,000 for Vanessa Behan. 

The Nursery is 100% privately funded and the impact is completely funded by the support and generosity of committed sponsors and volunteers who believe that keeping kids safe and strengthening family’s results in a more vibrant community for everyone.  Santa Express & Vanessa's Village provides 100% of all proceeds to Vanessa Behan, so being a part of this great fundraiser is making a direct impact on their success, Thank You!


Santa Express Needs your help!!! This very important fundraiser is only successful with generous volunteers like yourselves. Please look at your calendars and find a day/time where you can help us out. We only have a few short weeks to raise this money for Vanessa Behan. Help us in keeping children in Spokane County away from neglect and abuse. 

Please use the link below to see volunteer needs. Find a time that works for you and sign up! Its that easy! Thank you for the consideration!!

Sign Up Today!

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Delta Dental! 


Santa Express would not be possible without the help from these sponsors: 

Santa Express Boutique Sponsor: 

Gift Wrap Sponsor: 

Volunteer Sponsor: 

Silver Sponsors: 

Yoke's Fresh Market and Premera Blue Cross 

Bronze Sponsors: 

George Gee, Inland Imagine, Kaiser Permanente, Walker's Furniture