This year promises to be a holiday season like no other. But one thing is certain: The show will go on.
“The show” is Ellen Travolta’s annual Christmas cabaret at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. As has been tradition in recent years, Travolta is asking for the community’s help in creating the show.
In previous years, Travolta and her cast have shared stories about Christmas toys, Christmas memories and Christmas miracles. This year, she is asking to hear how people plan to “save Christmas.”
Will your celebration be virtual and include family from across the county because of the coronavirus pandemic? Will you find new ways to celebrate family? Will your gift-giving be extensive or scaled back?
If your story is selected, it will be read during the show by Travolta or her daughter, Molly Allen. Winners will receive two free tickets to the show, which will run Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 20.
Stories may be funny or poignant, sad or silly. Either way, the deadline for submitting them is Oct. 16. They can be sent by mail to The Christmas Show (ATTN: Ellen Travolta) P.O. Box 7200, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s concierge desk. Be sure to include a phone number and hometown information.
Spokane cabaret singer Abbey Crawford will return to perform her take on holiday classics. Tickets are $30 and go on sale Oct. 26 at cdachristmas.com.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the Spokane7 email newsletter
Get the day’s top entertainment headlines delivered to your inbox every morning.