Whats Happening This December!

It’s almost December and if you know us even a little bit, you know we love the holidays! For those of you excited for all of December’s activities as well- Here is a list of all the fun things we could find in the local area.

Happy Holidays from John & Tracey Tindall

1 DEC

The Festival of Fair Trade

Ensure holiday shopping benefits both people and planet by attending this weekend long international marketplace with hundreds of handmade products from around the world. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

2019 Ugly Sweater Run 

It’s that time of the year … parties, too much food and drink and, of course, ugly Christmas sweaters! On Sunday, December 1, from 10:30am to 1:30pm, Trail Maniacs is combining those time-honored traditions while helping those less fortunate. The Ugly Sweater Run is a free event, but they are accepting gently used jackets, coats, sweaters and blankets for those in need.

5 DEC

Second Annual Deck the Halls

Please join us for our second annual Deck the Halls Tree Gala! This lovely event raises funds for One More Time, who’s mission is to help adults with life-limiting conditions have a memorable experience…one more time. There will be a family friendly viewing Saturday November 30th from 1pm to 5pm and again on Sunday December 1st from 1pm to 5pm where you can vote for your favorite tree and enjoy live music. The main event will be Thursday December 5th from 6pm to 8pm, where we will have a live and silent auction, raffles, delicious bites and festive beverages for $25/ticket or buy 4 for $100 and get a fifth ticket free! If you are interested in being a food vendor or decorating a tree for the Gala please contact Tiffinay 208-512-0814

Holiday Craft Fair

This year’s Craft Fair is December 5 from 2-6 p.m. and December 6 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kootenai’s Health Resource Center. Join us for holiday gifts, treats and shopping.

6 DEC

A Festive Celebration

Come join the Coeur d’Alene Symphony and Artistic Director and Conductor, Jan Pellant, as they perform Mozart’s majestic “Prague” Symphony No. 38, as well as excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite “The Nutcracker Suite,” and Holiday Pops to help brighten your holiday season!
It’s that time of year again, for Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE)’s Annual Fundraiser, the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival!  So, grab your skis, backcountry buddies, and get ready for some SERIOUS FUN for a DARN GOOD CAUSE – getting underserved youth in our community unplugged and connected to their winter wildlands! 

The Boundary County Celebration of Craft

The Boundary County Celebration of Craft returns again December 6th and 7th. It will be held in the Memorial hall of the Boundary Country Fairgrounds. Santa will also be making an appearence! For more details please call Kari at 206-214-5105. 

7 DEC

Breakfast With Santa! 

Everyone is welcome to our 3rd annual Breakfast with Santa! Come enjoy breakfast, raffles, Santa pictures and letters writing! Santa is known to write you back!
100% of proceeds will go to our Christmas For Kids program.

Hayden Lights 

Join us for the annual Hayden Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Hayden Avenue and runs south along Government Way. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade at McIntire Family Park. Free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available! Children can visit Santa in the Council Chambers following the Lighting Ceremony. P1FCU will provide games and crafts for the kids as well! If you have any questions please contact the Hayden Recreation & Community Events Department at (208) 209-1080.

Enjoy a beautiful brunch (with a mimosa bar!) while perusing the tiny trees up for silent auction bidding. Buy a raffle ticket for a full size decorated Super Tree that you’ll love! The tiny trees are all decorated by local community leaders, non-profits and businesses.

Sounds of Christmas 

Featuring the North Idaho College Wind Symphony under the direction of Bryan Hannaford, with the Cardinal Choral and NIC Chamber Singers. Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 8 at 2 pm. 

Christmas Faire & Children’s Festival 

Among the fun activities scheduled throughout the day:
Puppet Shows: The puppet show, “TBD,” promises to be absolutely magical — fully staged across the front of a classroom, draped in gem-colored silks, and performed by gifted teachers using handmade scenery and marionettes. The show will play three times throughout the day: 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm.
Crystal Cave: Children are invited to enter the Cave’s secret passage into a twinkling world of wonder and leave with a sparkling reminder of the season’s magic.
Craft-Making Room: There will be face painting and craft-making available for kids and adults to do together or on their own, including dipping beeswax candles by hand.
Kids-Only Store: There will be a store stocked with donated items where the children may buy gifts for their family members with just a dollar or two per gift.
Arts and Crafts Fair: On our lower level, you’ll find over 20 local artisan and craft vendor booths. A juried show with quality gifts and treasures just in time for your holiday shopping.
Food: There will be delicious homemade soups, quiches, Caesar salad and rolls for lunch; homemade cinnamon rolls for brunch, roasted chestnuts and a gourmet dessert café featuring cookies, cakes, pies, Evans Brothers coffee, and tea to purchase for very reasonable prices. There will be plenty of tables and chairs to sit and visit as you eat.
Hot Chai Hut: Warm, spicy homemade Chai served in a little getaway location. Transport yourself for a moment of relaxation in an exotic locale.
Parents-Only Silent Auction: We’ve gathered gently used toys and treasures that we’re sure parents would love to give as gifts to their little ones this Christmas. If you are a parent or an adult, stop in to bid on these one-of-a-kind items. Bidding closes at 3:30 pm.
Sandpoint Waldorf School’s Christmas Faire and Children’s Festival is open and free to all! Tickets, which are sold for $1 a piece, are available for the puppet shows and craft-making. Plan to spend the whole day. There is so much to do and see!

12 Ales of Christmas 

Ticket’s for our 23rd Annual 12 Ales are on sale! Only $50 before Thanksgiving! Tickets include 12 winter beers, all you can eat buffet, custom 12 ales shirt, goodie bag and a cab ride home! We will have an ugly sweater contest, DJ and prizes!

8 DEC

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic 

Elmo discovers that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself. When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event but he first must learn to persevere and practice his magic. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets for meet and greets before the shows also available with purchase of corresponding event ticket.

Holiday Market

FREE event.With local makers and handmade products. Food, decor, jewelry, soaps, and all the locally made gifts! Also, Christmas music all day long.
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8th, 3:00 PM, at BFHS Becker Auditorium – FREE to the Public. Invite a friend and enjoy this amazing local entertainment! For additional information, contact Glenda Novinger at 208.597.1118.

12 DEC

KDWA Holiday Ornament and Christmas Cookie Party 

Please join us for the Kootenai Democrat Women Association’s annual Holiday Ornament and Cookie Party hosted by Vickie Roberge. Please bring a wrapped ornament to exchange and cookies to share. All left over cookies will be given to those in need. Always such a fun event!!

Tree Lighting Ceremony: An Evening of Remembrance 

Gather your family for an evening of music and reflection in remembrance of those we grieve this holiday season. Each household will receive a special keepsake ornament. Enjoy refreshments after the ceremony.

13 DEC

Coeur d’Alene Artwalk

Artwalk serving wine, (+beer in the summer ;~) and hors d’oeuvres.

Vintage Christmas Swing Dance 

Grab your dancing shoes & your jingle bells! The JACC is having a Christmas Swing Dance! Live Music by “The Zonky Swing Band” of Spokane. Dance lessons by “Strictly Swing” of Spokane! Cookie Contest, refreshments & more! It don’t mean a thing….. if it aint got that Swing!!

Murder Mystery – Murder at the Disco Inferno 

Join us for a romp through the 70’s at trendy Studio Manhattan, a chic and glamorous New York discotheque frequented by the rich and famous. Tonight’s exclusive crowd of celebrities is feverishly dancing the Hustle to the throbbing beat of disco. But the party comes to a stop–there has been a murder right under your noses! Bring your platform shoes and a nose for clues to figure out who murdered Jackie Disco, owner of everyone’s favorite club. Dress 70’s style for an extra chance to guess who was the killer.

8th Annual Traditions of Christmas 

Travel on a journey through time and heritage. Tears well up and hearts are filled with respect as the USO performance takes the stage and our military is honored. Throughout the show, your favorite Christmas classics are brought to life with song and dance. Crowds are amazed by the beautifully choreographed kickline tap numbers, and children light up as we travel north to Santa’s workshop. The grand Nativity conclusion reminds us all that there is a purpose behind the celebration. Traditions of Christmas is truly an experience you won’t want to miss.

14 DEC

Kids’ Class: Ornament Making and Hot Cocoa! 

Bring your kids to decorate an ornament that will adorn many trees for years to come! Hot cocoa will be served as we craft the perfect decorative ornament. All ages are welcome. All supplies are provided but space is limited so please RSVP to Jessica at demo@pilgrimsmarket.com.

This Christmas Night 

Suzuki String Academy and Allegro Dance Studio are excited to offer the Sandpoint Community a collaborative Holiday concert Celebrating music and dance. Featured performers are local student musicians and dancers from our community in an engaing interactive live performance experience. This Inagural Event will showcase a matinee at 2pm and an Evening Gala at 7pm. Evening Gala begins at 6pm. Adults tickets include 1 beverage and dessert. Children tickets include, meeting the characters and a visit to the Hot Chocolate station where they can create a customized holiday souvenir. Evening Gala Event – $35.00

 

Winter Market 

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING! Don’t miss this amazing winter version of our market! Over 60 vendors selling produce, honey, breads, jams and jellies, meat, eggs, milk and cheese! Plus loads of gift items from our artisans and crafters, and even plants and Christmas decorations! We pack the Jacklin Building, and offer free parking and admission, plus free homemade cookies and beverages. Live music, too!

15 DEC

Novinger Music Center Studio Recitals 

Novinger Music Center Studio Recitals at the Pearl Theater Dec. 15th. The youngest students will preform at 1:00, elementary/middle school at 2:30, and the high school/adult students at 5:00. For additional information, contact Glenda Novinger at 208.597.1118.

Emerge Holiday Market 

Find the perfect gift for your loved ones while supporting the arts community!
Head down to Emerge on Sunday, December 15 to shop from a dozen local artists all in one location selling amazing handcrafted items.
Jewelry, ceramics, felt hats & scarves, kitchen accessories, and more will be featured!
Artist vendors to be announced soon.
Want to become a vendor? Fill out the application by November 8 here: https://forms.gle/HtxzkM3uWivGejx2A

18 DEC

Jazz Bus – Student Concert 

Talented student musicians who have been entertaining our Jazz at the JACC audiences. You won’t want to miss this concert. Show starts at 6:30 pm, Doors open at 6 for hot chocolate and cider. Tickets $5 – all proceeds go to support this amazing group of musicians

 

19 DEC

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play 

The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!” 

 

20 DEC

8th Annual Traditions of Christmas 

Traditions of Christmas is a Radio City Music Hall style show that inspires the hearts of audience members of all ages. Travel on a journey through time and heritage. Tears well up and hearts are filled with respect as the USO performance takes the stage and our military is honored. Throughout the show, your favorite Christmas classics are brought to life with song and dance. Crowds are amazed by the beautifully choreographed kickline tap numbers, and children light up as we travel north to Santa’s workshop. The grand Nativity conclusion reminds us all that there is a purpose behind the celebration. Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, and over 400 costumes, Traditions of Christmas is truly an experience you won’t want to miss.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. It’s THE Holiday Party! Join us Saturday, December 21st, 2019 for our 5th Holiday Party on Lake Coeur d’ Alene. If you’ve attended this party before, you know it’s a can’t be missed kind of event! We will be celebrating on the Mish n’ Nock boat – recently remodeled and fab!

31 DEC

New Year’s Eve Dessert Cruise 

Experience just how sweet New Year’s Eve can be with us on twinkling Lake Coeur d’Alene! Our “New Year’s Eve Dessert Cruise” takes place on December 31st and features a dessert social, champagne toast and the most breathtaking views of NYE fireworks on the lake! 🍰

 

Posted on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am
John and Tracey Tindall | Category: Best of CDA

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