Holiday Season Calendar for Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Kootenai County

Our team put together a directory of what is going on in our community so you can Get Connected during this joyous time of the year.

We live in the most beautiful county in the world and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland. Do you know why our Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show is so special and unique?

Well, it might be the 1.5 million bulbs they use that simultaneously reflect on the water. It could be the 5 miles of cable they use to run the lights and the 500 50-foot extension cords to insure the power of the lights stay intact. Perhaps it is the 5,000 man hours it requires to build it to completion? These fun facts make it unique, but what makes it special is it’s ours! The residents of Kootenai County have enjoyed these festivities for 33 years but we aren’t the only ones who think so!

Did you know in 2015 USA Today ranked the Coeur d’Alene Resort in “Top Holiday Hotels”, and featured on MSN, Yahoo, and US News “Top 10 Underrated Places with Holiday Celebrations?”

Did you know in 2014 the Coeur d’Alene Resort was ranked #4 in America for the Best Holiday Light Show by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice List?

Did you know in 2007 the Coeur d’Alene Resort was featured as one of the top holiday destinations by ABC’s Good Morning America?

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Yep, we are blessed to live here and we want you to Get Connected! So, if we don’t see you at the Lighting Ceremony or the Spectacular Firework Show that follows, we hope to see you at one of the many community events we have organized for you by dates and links below.

Festival of Trees November 23-26


Holiday Lights Annual Lighting Ceremony November 23

Parade begins at 5:00pm, Lighting begins 6:00pm, Fireworks and Lakeside Caroling follows


CDA Holiday Show November 23-December 16

Christmas Unwrapped, Directed by Troy Nickerson, featuring Ellen & Margaret Travolta, Molly Allen, Mark Cotter, Abbey Crawford, Patrick Treadway, Laura Sable & Lola Fridley.


Hayden Lights Parade & Tree Lighting December 1

Parade begins at 5:00pm, Lighting Ceremony follows


Eagle Watch Cruise December 1- January 1

Dec Weekends 1, 2,8,9,15,16, Dec 26-January 1


Traditions of Christmas December 7-23

Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, and over 400 costumes


Post Falls Tiny Tree Festival December-8

PF Chamber of Commerce 3rd Annual Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival 10:00am-12:00pm


Winter Market December-9

Kootenai County’s Farmers Market from 10:00am- 3:00pm


Ugly Sweater Run December 19

5K & 10K, Charity: Feed My Starving Children


New Year’s Celebration *A Diamond Soiree* December 31

9pm Firework Show


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