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2017 Local Coeur d’Alene Holiday Events

For 2021 Events click HERE

There is SO MUCH happening in our community for the holidays!  Here is a list to get you started with the favorites! Did we forget something? Know of an event that we should add? Comment or email Elyse at

NOV-17th Journey to the North Pole Experience the magic of the holidays on shimmering Lake Coeur d’Alene!
Take an unforgettable holiday lake cruise across the sparkling waters to view more than 1.5 million twinkling holiday lights and visit Santa Claus and his elves at his waterfront toy workshop, where he magically speaks to each child by name!
This 40-minute cruise departs daily from November 17 – January 2nd. Cruises depart at: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets and boarding takes place at The Resort Plaza Shops.

NOV- 23rd 6th Annual Turkey Trot. Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving meal run… we have a 5k and 10k option with all proceeds benefiting the ONESIMUS PROJECT
Cost is:
10k – $15 or $10 plus 5 donation items ***
5k – $10 or $7 plus 4 donation items ***
*** We will be collecting the following: sample/trial size personal hygiene items ( like toothpaste, soap, etc…), packaged snacks (granola bars, Power Bars, Clif Bars, etc…), hats, gloves, scarves, and socks for the homeless population.
Run begins at 9 am at the Kroc Center in CDA with Race-Day registrations from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
Registration forms available at Fleet Feet CDA

NOV- 24th   Lighting Ceremony 5PM The Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association is pleased to present the 26th Annual Lighting Ceremony Parade Sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union. Watch as the parade entries light up Sherman Avenue as they bring the Holiday Spirit to Downtown CDA with marching bands, dancing, music and festive floats!

Then gather on The Coeur d’Alene Resort Lawn for carols, and a countdown to a spectacular firework display complements of the Hagadone Corporation. At the end of the show, the switch is flipped and over 1.5 million lights brighten the downtown area!

 NOV 24 Holiday Lighting Ceremony Cruise 5PM-7PM. Book the best seat in the house for the Coeur d’Alene Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Show, showcasing spectacular views from the lake! Continue on, viewing more than a million holiday lights and “Journey to the North Pole” across the lake in this 90-minute cruise to visit Santa Claus at his waterfront toy workshop.

Adults & Seniors: $35.25
Children (3 – 12 yrs.): $24.25
Children (2 yrs. & under): FREE!

 Nov 24th – Dec-17th  Christmas with a Twist Don’t miss a night filled with music, laughter and stories celebrating the holiday season! Directed by Troy Nickerson. Showtimes: November 24th through December 17th: Thursday-Saturday (7:30 pm), Sunday (5:00 pm).

Cabaret-Style Seating – $27.50 per person. Tickets are selling quickly – purchase your seats right away: online at or by phone at (855) 379-5478

 NOV- 24th Festival of Trees 5PM-8PM Christmas officially arrives in Coeur d’Alene the day after Thanksgiving. Join us as we ring in the 2017 holiday season with the first opportunity to view the Festival of Trees displays. Bring your family and friends to enjoy entertainment by local artists while viewing the magnificent displays. Location at the Coeur Resort


NOV-25th Small Business Saturday  8AM – 8PM Shop Small with your Downtown Coeur d’Alene local retailers all day on November 25! Stay tuned for more fun details to come.

Nov 26 Christmas on The Farm Open House 4PM-8PM. Help us kick off the most wonderful time of year with our Christmas tree Lighting and open house!

Bon fires, food trucks, hot cocoa, carolers and more. Christmas gifts and decore galore, from vintage to rustic, to farmhouse; everyone is sure to find something to love!
Santa may even make an appearance!
This family friendly event is sure to become a treasured tradition
Prairie and Greensferry
Post Falls, Idaho 83854

 Nov 27th Fashion Show Dinner 5PM-7PM.  Fabulous fashions and beautifully decorated trees all for an outstanding cause. Transforming lives today, tomorrow and into the future!
Make your plans now to attend the Festival of Trees Fashion Show! Buy your tickets today! Sponsored by Mountain Power Construction
#FestivalofTreesCDA2017  For ticket information please Visit

 The Coeur d’Alene Resort115 South 2nd Street Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Starting Dec 2nd Cruise to isolated quiet bays and observe our rare and majestic National Bird, the North American Bald Eagle, in their natural habitat. Two-hour lake cruise departs from the resort at the designated seasonal dates and times below. For more information and details

DEC-9th Breakfast with Santa 9AM- 11Am Location the Boys and Girls Club. 925 N 15th St, Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814, Everyone is welcome to come have breakfast with Santa! You can also write letters, you may just get a response, and get your picture with Santa!. Recommended donation of $3 for kids and $5 for adults.

DEC 8th 5:00-8:00pm every second Friday of the month, April-December, stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. Visit supporting galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses. A free family-friendly event!

Dec 11th 4th Annual Toys for Tots/Food Bank Fundraiser

Capone’s Pub & Grill-Hayden

This will be our 4th annual fundraiser. Silent Auction items, including Men’s Gonzaga Basketball tickets, raffels, singing children and a great time.

Dec 31st New Year’s Eve   Ring in the New Year in style on shimmering Lake Coeur d’Alene! Join us on Sunday, December 31st for our New Year’s Party, “A Hollywood Affair”! Tickets to this annual celebration on the lake can be purchased by calling (855) 379-5478



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