Coeur d’Alene is one of the top holiday destinations in the Inland Northwest, and for good reasons. From the moment you enter downtown Coeur d’Alene, you’re surrounded by stunning alpine mountain views and bright Christmas lights on nearly every tree, light pole, and building. The shops are quaint but modern, the people are friendly, and the holiday treats are tasty.
It’s the perfect location for spending time with family and friends. It’s also the perfect place to host your holiday party. In Coeur d’Alene, you can find great venues for your holiday party that your guests will remember for years.
Here are our top three favorite holiday party ideas in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho:
Holiday Party Cruise
Did you know that you can reserve an entire cruise boat for your favorite people and spend an evening under the stars? With Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises, you can choose from our fleet of cruise boats and enjoy a holiday party on the lake.
For food and beverages, you can choose from everything from light hors d’oeuvres to a full buffet with all the fixings. There are also options for open or no-host bars and our bartenders can make most drinks. Whatever catering experience you’d like to have, the Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises culinary staff is fully prepared to provide it.
To make your holiday party one to remember, the Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises team can customize your cruise. Floral arrangements, specialty linens, decor, and more can be coordinated to fit your party’s theme or company’s brand. The team also has a network of DJ’s to keep guests entertained and photographers to take photos of it all.
Finally, you can add some sparkle to your celebration with a fireworks show at the end of the cruise.
Deluxe Journey to the North Pole Cruise
In the age of social distancing, many event venues and holiday events had to pivot to still serve guests. Each year, The Coeur d’Alene Resort and Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises coordinate a Holiday Light Show for the community. This year, The Journey To The North Pole Cruises is receiving an exciting addition! Deluxe Private Journey To The North Pole Cruises are available for $500 for one hour aboard the Kootenai. This exciting cruise includes concierge services by Santa’s elves, hot cocoa, and cookies! Cocktails are also available for purchase.
Your party will check-in at The Resort Concierge Desk, located in the lobby of The Coeur d’Alene Resort. Then, your private Elf Concierge will grab you and escort your party down to your private boat for the deluxe private cruise. You can bring 15 people along for the $500 price and extra people are allowed for $30 per person, up to 24 people max.
As part of the Journey To The North Pole Cruise experience, this cruise will take your party across the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene to Santa’s workshop. If you have any little ones on board, Santa will call their name off the nice list. Then, the evening culminates with a stunning fireworks display over the lake.
Wine and Dine at The Igloos
Visit The Coeur d’Alene Resort for an arctic-experience that feels like a work of art. The Coeur d’Alene Resort is now offering private igloos for outdoor dining. If you have a smaller party of guests but still want to celebrate the holidays, the igloos at The Coeur d’Alene Resort are perfect for you.
The Igloos on the Lake are located on the back end of The Resort, overlooking The Boardwalk Marina and part of the Holiday Light Show. 250+ displays of over 1.5 million lights sparkle around the igloos while you and your friends get to celebrate one of the greatest seasons of the year.
You must reserve an igloo by visiting The Coeur d’Alene Resort website. Evening reservations come with a complimentary bottle of signature champagne. Whispers offers frosted cocktails including an Apple Old Fashioned, a Pumpkin Russian, and the Huck Hot Chocolate. They’re also serving a great menu that includes Prime Rib Sliders, Roasted Garlic Shrimp, Seared Ahi, and Salmon Cakes.
Book Your Holiday Party on Lake Coeur d’Alene
Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises provides year-round adventures on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and cruises around the holidays are extra fun. Our cruises go all the way to the North Pole in our Holiday Light Show and we offer private party charter cruises as well. To learn more about Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises, give us a call at (208) 292-5670.