Holiday activities can often feel monotonous: cookie decorating, white elephant exchanges, endless shopping, pictures with Santa — you know the routine. This season, venture off the path of stocking stuffers and candy canes with an immersive cultural experience hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The event features a light show set to traditional tribal music, and a celebration of the tribe’s oral traditions with storytelling by Cultural Director Quanah Matheson. Fifteen teepees and 50 animals, illuminated by thousands of lights, are spectacularly displayed in the Chinook Meadow for a historical look into the tribe’s winter activities.
Through Jan. 2; Fri-Sat, from 7-9 pm • Free • Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel • 37914 S. Nukwalqw, Worley, Idaho • cdacasino.com/events • 800-523-2464
— Makayla Wamboldt