Coeur d'Alene Idaho


For good reason, Coeur d’Alene is one of the top holiday destinations in the Inland Northwest. You’re surrounded by stunning alpine mountain views and bright Christmas lights on nearly every tree, light pole, and building as soon as you walk into downtown Coeur d’Alene. The shops are charming but modern, the people are pleasant, and the holiday treats are delectable.

It’s a great place to spend time with family and friends. It’s also an excellent location for a holiday party. You can find great venues in Coeur d’Alene for your holiday party that your guests will remember for years.


Here are our top three favorite Coeur d’Alene, Idaho holiday party ideas:


Cruise for a Holiday Party

Did you know you can book an entire cruise ship for your closest friends and spend an evening under the stars? Choose from our fleet of cruise boats and enjoy a holiday party on the lake with Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises.


You can order anything from light hors d’oeuvres to a full buffet with all the fixings for food and beverages. There are also open or no-host bars available, and our bartenders can make most drinks. The Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises culinary staff is fully prepared to provide whatever catering experience you desire.


The Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises team can customize your cruise to make your holiday party one to remember. Floral arrangements, specialty linens, decor, and other details can be coordinated to match the theme of your party or the brand of your company. The team also has a network of DJs to keep guests entertained and photographers to document everything.


Finally, at the end of the cruise, you can add some sparkle to your celebration with a fireworks display.


Cruise to the North Pole in Luxury

Many event venues and holiday events had to pivot to continue serving guests in the age of social distancing. The Coeur d’Alene Resort and Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises organize a holiday light show for the community each year. This year, The Journey To The North Pole Cruises will have a new addition! Deluxe Private Journey To The North Pole Cruises aboard the Kootenai start at $500 for one hour. This thrilling cruise includes concierge services provided by Santa’s elves, as well as hot cocoa and cookies! Cocktails can be purchased as well.


Your group will check in at The Resort Concierge Desk, which is located in The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s lobby. Then, your private Elf Concierge will greet you and lead you to your private boat for the deluxe private cruise. You can bring 15 people for the $500 price, and additional people are allowed for $30 per person, up to a maximum of 24 people.


This cruise, which is part of the Journey To The North Pole Cruise experience, will take your group across the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene to Santa’s workshop. If you have any small children on board, Santa will remove their name from the nice list. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.


At The Igloos, you can wine and dine.

Visit The Coeur d’Alene Resort for an arctic experience like no other. Private igloos for outdoor dining are now available at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. If you have a smaller group of guests but still want to celebrate the holidays, The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s igloos are ideal.


The Igloos on the Lake are located at The Resort’s back end, overlooking The Boardwalk Marina and are a part of the Holiday Light Show. While you and your friends enjoy one of the best seasons of the year, 250+ displays of over 1.5 million lights will sparkle around the igloos.


To reserve an igloo, go to The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s website. Evening reservations include a free bottle of signature champagne. Whispers serves frosted cocktails such as the Apple Old Fashioned, the Pumpkin Russian, and the Huck Hot Chocolate. They also have a delicious menu that includes Prime Rib Sliders, Roasted Garlic Shrimp, Seared Ahi, and Salmon Cakes.


Book Your Lake Coeur d’Alene Holiday Party Today!

Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises offers year-round adventures on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and holiday cruises are especially enjoyable. In our Holiday Light Show, our cruises travel all the way to the North Pole, and we also offer private party charter cruises. Call us at (208) 292-5670 to learn more about Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises.

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