Lighting the World's Biggest Christmas Tree

Sam Champion flips the switch on Coeur D'Alene's winter wonderland.

Nov. 28, 2007 — -- This morning "GMA Lights up the Holidays" kicked off the holiday season in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. From now until Christmas, Sam Champion is traveling all over the country, flipping the switch on the season and showing viewers the most extraordinary holiday displays you've ever seen.

The only thing is, we're keeping the locations secret until we get there. Who knows, maybe your town could be next…

Coeur D'Alene Highlights

Home to the world's largest holiday tree at 161 feet, which is more than twice the size of the tree in New York City's Rockefeller Center

Over 30,000 lights trim the tree

1.5 million lights transformed the tiny town into a winter wonderland tour

A special North Pole village has been set up by the resort that can only be reached by crossing the lake

Families who cannot afford the tour get to go for free