Most Festive Holiday Destination: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is known as one of the most festive holiday destinations across the globe, with Coeur d’Alene Resort taking center stage.

25th Anniversary of the famed Coeur d’Alene Holiday Light Show

Experience the magic at Coeur d’Alene Resort’s annual holiday extravaganza with more than 1.5 million lights! The Resort is transformed into an enchanted “Winter Wonderland” with over 20,000 lbs. worth of handmade holiday décor and 250 displays. Noteworthy lighted outdoor displays include a fire-breathing dragon, one of the world’s largest floating Christmas trees and a 3,000 pound wreath. Interior decor includes over 50 trees, two nine-foot-tall nutcrackers, two life-sized Santas, 35 wreaths, 30 elves, 100 woodland creatures, 100 presents, 200 snowflakes, more than 800 feet of garland and more! 

Santa’s Reindeer Express (December 18-23)

Experience the magic of the resort’s all-new Reindeer Express, where guests can celebrate the season with Santa’s favorite furry friends. Overnight guests receive special treats to feed the reindeer.

S’mores by the Shore (Until January 1) 

Guests can venture to the Terrace Lounge and snuggle up around a wood-burning pit to roast s’mores with individual s’mores kits and fantastic views of the Holiday Light Show.

Journey to the North Pole Cruises (Until January 2)

This cruise takes guests across Lake Coeur d’Alene to the “North Pole” where kids are greeted by name from Santa. Each North Pole visit culminates with a huge fireworks finale, and a 70-foot-tall floating Christmas tree animated to holiday music.

Resort Holiday Programming

Dickens Carolers spread holiday cheer with festive performances, an evening Fireside Story Time is held in the resort lobby, and Santa’s Elves also deliver cookies and milk to guest rooms. The annual Travolta Christmas Show features a timeless holiday theater production by Ellen Travolta.

Igloo Dining (Until February 21st)

Indulge in frosty lake views and frostier cocktails from the warmth of Igloos on the Lake! Featuring luxurious interiors and cozy seating, these heated weatherproof Igloos are nestled on Whispers outdoor patio and boast breathtaking views of the Marina and Lake Coeur d’Alene.


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