Sometimes you just need a little bombast in your life, some over-the-top entertainment to really get the holiday spirit moving. If that’s the case, you can do a lot worse than the Traditions of Christmas show, appearing for its eighth year in Coeur d’Alene. With a cast of 72 and 500 (!) costumes involved, there’s a lot going on. You get Rockettes-style kickline dance numbers, you get a massive salute to the military, you get a live Nativity scene, and yes, Santa’s workshop is involved, too. It takes some serious skills and work to get all that in one performance, and producer Laura Little has a growing team of holiday-loving pros to help pull off what has become one of the Inland Northwest’s holiday favorites.
Dec. 13-23, times vary • $21-$34 • Kroc Center • 1765 W. Golf Course Ln., Coeur d’Alene • traditionsofchristmasnw.com • 208-292-8750
— Dan Nailen