Holiday Cruises on Lake Coeur d’Alene

It’s been called one of America’s top holiday attractions… The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show’s Journey to the North Pole Cruise.

Kids 5 and under ride free on this magical Journey to see 1.5 million lights, with a visit to the North Pole to meet Santa and his Elves, The Grinch, Rudolph, the Giant Animated Christmas Tree… and much more!

The Holiday Light Show was named by ABC’s Good Morning America as one of the nation’s best holiday destinations.

Children are amazed to find out that Santa calls them out by name (due to a bit of behind-the-scenes logistics). The North Pole also has dancing elves and prancing reindeer.

The 40-minute Journey to the North Pole cruise departs every night from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Please call for cruise times.

Also available on a limited basis: Tickets for the special Holiday Lighting Ceremony Cruise the night after Thanksgiving. The show includes a gigantic fireworks show over Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Holiday Light Show Cruises Departure Times

Preview week is November 16-21, Tickets 25% off!

Regular schedule:
November 23rd – January 1st
5:30pm 40 minute
6:30pm 40 minute
7:30pm 40 minute

Adults: $22.25
Seniors (55+): $21.25
Children (6 – 12 yrs.): $7.50
Children (5 yrs. & under): FREE!

PHONE: (855) 379-5478


Please plan to arrive at The Resort Plaza Shops 45 minutes before your departure time.  Santa’s Elves will direct you to the ships from the Plaza Shops when the boats are ready to board.

Santa’s List 

Elves in The Plaza Shops are ready to take the names of your children before boarding the cruise boat.  Please make sure the elves take your children’s names before proceeding to the ships.


Public parking is available at the 3rd Street City Lot. First 2 hours are free, but please note: you must still get a receipt from the kiosk and place it on your dash. We recommend coming into the downtown area from 3rd Street.  Use the 4th Street exit from I-90 and proceed South.


We have a variety of refreshments at our full service bar including hot chocolate, cookies, and cider onboard the cruise.


Please dress accordingly. The boats are climate-controlled, but when we arrive at Santa’s house the weather can be unpredictable.