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CdA Events Calendar - Holidays

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall - North Idaho has it all!

MAKE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST FOREVER WITH THESE FREE SEASONAL EVENTS!

st. patrick's day  |  EASTER  |  4TH OF JULY  |  HALLOWEEN  |  THANKSGIVING  |  CHRISTMAS

Celebrate the Birth of Christ

DECEMBER 4-5 (FRI-SAT)

6:30-9 pm

"The Nativity Live"

NEW LIFE CHURCH

6068 W. Hayden Ave., Rathdrum

  • Listen to the Christmas Story on your car radio while driving through this nativity scene, featuring live actors & animals

  • Celebrate Jesus' birth

  • FREE event - all are welcome!

  • Toy donations for Head Start will be appreciated, but not required. Cash donations go to "Holidays & Heroes"

Wallace Holiday Celebrations

DECEMBER 4-5 (FRI-SAT)

DECEMBER 11-12 (FRI-SAT)

Various Times

"Wallace Hometown Holidays Celebration"

CITY OF WALLACE

downtown Wallace

  • Dec 4 - tree lighting, caroling, bell-ringing, hayrides & winter walk-through residential/commercial areas

  • Dec 5 - Santa arrives on fire truck, noon, at Sixth Street Theater entrance w/Santa on inside stage for picture-taking & letters to Santa

  • Dec 5 & 12 - downtown merchant activities, 2-4 pm, include: ornament making/painting, FREE cocoa & Christmas movies, hair braiding, gift bag decorating, 3-D centerpiece, fuzzy tree-making, adult crafts, cookies & more!

  • Dec 11 - light parade, 5:30 pm

  • Dec 12 - "Paw Parade", noon

  • All days - FREE hayrides through town, 5-7 pm, begin at Northern Pacific Depot Museum, 219 5th St.

  • Wow! More details & map HERE. 

Tree Lighting at Hospice

DECEMBER 10 (THURS)

Various Times

"39th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony"

HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO

2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA

  • An evening of calm reflection & remembrance in honor of loved ones who have died

  • Hear comforting words, calming music & take a luminary walk around campus grounds

  • Each family will receive a FREE keepsake ornament to take home in honor of their loved one

  • Space is limited; respect face mask requirement please

  • For social distancing, reserve one of these evening times: 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6 or 6:30 by clicking HERE.

Winterfest in Harrison

DECEMBER 12-13 (SAT-SUN)

3:30-7:30 pm

"Winterfest"

HARRISON CITY PARK

Hwy 97, Harrison

  • Sponsored by Harrison Chamber of Commerce & Harrison Baptist Church

  • Nativity scene & caroling

  • Hayrides, fire pits, scavenger hunts

  • FREE community event!

Holiday Lights in Post Falls

DECEMBER 4 (FRI)

6-8 pm

"Winterfest Holiday Lights Drive-Thru"

POST FALLS CITY HALL

408 N. Spokane St., Post Falls

  • Drive-through event for all - FREE!

  • Light display, North Pole workshop

  • Mrs. Claus' kitchen, Christmas craft, Santa letters & snow man soup kit

  • Christmas carols & characters from "Frozen"

  • Candy canes distributed from decorated antique fire truck

  • Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive

  • Drive-through begins at E. 4th Ave. & N. William St., to E 5th Ave.; through City Hall parking lot to community Christmas tree at 4th Ave./Spokane St.

  • Non-perishable food items will be collected by fire department

  • More info - 208-773-0539 (PF Park & Recreation)

Rathdrum Vehicle Parade

DECEMBER 5 (SAT)

7 pm

(Check-in 5:30-6:30 pm)

"December D'Lights"

CITY OF RATHDRUM

(See map link below)

  • Parade check-in will be 5:30-6:30 pm; begins at Stub Myer Park

  • Entry fee is $5, which benefits Rathdrum Food Bank

  • Sponsored by Rathdrum Parks & Recreation Dept - 208-687-2399 (Eric Singer), or email eric@rathdrum.org 

  • Registration info & map available on city's webpage HERE

A Night in Bethlehem

DECEMBER 12-13 (SAT-SUN)

DECEMBER 19-20 (SAT-SUN)

6 pm

"A Night in Bethlehem"

A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

1349 N. Beck Rd., Post Falls

  • A re-creation of the village of Bethlehem, sharing the story of Jesus’ birth in a manger

  • Any donations will benefit local charities/groups

  • Religious gathering will be outside; masks encouraged with social distancing

  • Village opens at 4:30 pm; seating by 5:30 pm; live nativity begins at 6 pm

  • FREE event - all are welcome!

  • More info HERE.

Santa Claus at Cabela's

THROUGH DECEMBER 24

5-7 pm

"Santa's Wonderland"

CABELA'S

101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls

  • Visit "Santa's Wonderland" inside store

  • Safety precautions will be in place, including the need for a reservation - FREE of charge.

  • More info & online app't HERE.

Bayview Lighting Festival

DECEMBER 5 (SAT)

5:30 pm

"Holiday Lighting Festival"

CITY OF BAYVIEW

34076 N. Main St., Bayview

(Large parking lot)

  • Lighting at 6 pm sharp

  • All are welcome - a FREE community event!

  • Fire pits, Christmas carols, petting zoo & more

  • FREE gifts for children from Santa

  • FREE hot chili, cookies, hot cocoa & coffee

  • Hot Toddies available for purchase (21+ years of age)

  • Timberlake Fire District volunteers will collect toy/food donations via holiday sleigh

  • Sponsored by Bayview Marinas, JD's Pub & Grill, Crossroads Cafe & StoneRidge Golf Course

Christmas Bazaars/Crafts

DECEMBER 5 & 12 (SAT)

10 am-4 pm

"Rathdrum Holiday Craft Fair"

RATHDRUM JAIL MUSEUM

7940 W. Second St.

NORTHWEST CRAFTS & DECOR

8193 W. Main St.

FREEDOM ACRES

11590 N. Idaho Rd.

  • Three Rathdrum locations, three dates

  • Over 40 vendors

  • Non-perishable food drive will benefit Rathdrum Food Bank

  • FREE admission

DECEMBER 12 (SAT)

10 am-3 pm

"Neighbors N Need"

RATHDRUM GRANGE HALL

14353 Hwy 41, Rathdrum

  • Join Santa, Mrs. Claus & elves in their workshop for photos, cookie decorating, crafts & shopping

  • Separate shopping area for parents/caregivers

  • Items include apparel, holiday decor, jewelry, toys & more

  • Sponsored by Knudtsen Chevrolet

  • More info - sherri.neighborsnneed@gmail.com 

 

DECEMBER 13 (SUN)

10 am-4 pm

"CdA Makers Holiday Market"

THE COEUR D'ALENE RESORT

115 S. 2nd St., Coeur d'Alene

  • Featuring local makers & handmade products

  • Food, decor, jewelry, soaps & more

  • Christmas music

  • FREE admission!

St. Maries Nativity Festival

DECEMBER 5 (SAT)

noon-8 pm

"4th Annual Community Nativity Festival"

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF

LATTER DAY SAINTS

201 S. 23rd St., St. Maries

  • See nativity scenes from around the world in one setting, shared by community members to the public

  • FREE open house event! All are welcome.

  • Live musical performances

  • Want to share a nativity for others to see? Contact Karen Farr, 208-245-1937

Memorial Candle Lighting Event

DECEMBER 13 (SUN)

"Candle Lighting Ceremony 2020"

SHARE HOPE MEMORIAL GARDEN

**Changed to Facebook Live event

at 7 pm**

  • Open to anyone who has been affected by the death of a child for any reason or any age

  • Hosted by Inland Northwest SIDS SUID Foundation

  • More info - 208-557-4371 (text Liz), or read more HERE.

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