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Discover your new favorite wines just in time for holidays

The holidays will soon be upon us and with it, a social season of visiting, gift-giving and sharing good food. Whether you’re hosting at your home or have a hostess gift in mind, the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association’s WINE FOR THE HOLIDAYS on Nov. 2 from 1-5 pm has you discovering the perfect wine to pair with any meal, no matter who makes it.

Getting your tickets is easy; purchase them online or call to find out about getting them the day of the event. For $15, you get six 1-ounce tastings and a commemorative wine glass, which you’ll pick up at the Resort Plaza Shops (201 E. Sherman Ave.). Bring an unwrapped, unused toy in support of the Marine Corps’ long-standing Toys for Tots program and get an extra tasting ticket.

Your experience is entirely self-guided and a terrific opportunity to do a little shopping while you’re downtown. Look for artwork at BLACKWELL GALLERY or THE ART SPIRIT GALLERY or home décor and more at MIX IT UP and INTO THE WOODS, all of which will be pouring for Wines for the Holiday ticket-holders.

Gourmet goodies are available at CDA FRESH and MIGLIORE GOURMET, which stocks premium olive oil, vinegar and seasonings.Inlander

Find something to wear for yourself or your bestie at KANDY’S BOUTIQUE, MARMALADE, and T BLUE.

For men or women, the best-smelling soaps and related personal products are at MOUNTAIN MADNESS SOAP COMPANY. Look for outdoor wear at FINAN MCDONALD.

All that shopping is bound to make you hungry, so save some time to sample the wines at HONEY EATERY AND SOCIAL CLUB restaurant or go straight for dessert at ABI’S ICE CREAM or WOOPS! bakeshop.

Of course you don’t have to limit your travels to participants in the Wine for Holidays event. Downtown Coeur d’Alene is home to more than 125 businesses from retail clothing to jewelry to gourmet foods to bars, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants.

Hagadone Marine GroupDowntown CDA

Special Events

Trick or Treat Downtown
Trick or Treating has never been so much fun! Enjoy safe, family fun from 4-6 pm in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, throughout participating businesses. Plus, stop by Sixth and Sherman for “Trunk or Treat” put on by First Presbyterian Church!

Comedy Nights at the Inn
Get ready to laugh at back-to-back comedy nights at the Coeur d’Alene Inn. This weekend’s shows feature comics you’ve seen on Comedy Central (Steve “Mudflap” McGrew) and Last Comic Standing (Kristin Key).
Tickets $17.50; doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm; 208-765-3200.

This weekend is your last chance to be scared at Scarywood this year. Enjoy all the haunted attractions and rides through Saturday night. Friday-Saturday, 7 pm-12 am.
(208) 664-3194
105 N. First Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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