Holiday Lights Cruises

Over a million lights. A priceless memory. A family tradition.
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, bring the family to see The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, a wonderland of over 1.5 million lights and the largest on-the-water holiday light display in America. Our signature “Journey to the North Pole” Lake Cruise visits Santa’s North Pole Toy Workshop where one of the world’s tallest Christmas trees awaits, towering and twinkling in the evening sky.

Brightly lit cruise boats depart every evening to view the magic of the holiday lights. Christmas spirit is in the air at The Coeur d’Alene…

The Coeur d’Alene Resort offers several Holiday Lake Cruises each evening during Christmas Season.

Journey to the North Pole Cruise

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.

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 and a well-timed VHF radio call). The North Pole also has dancing elves, prancing reindeer and a “Twelve Days of Christmas” sing-along display.

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


Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks Cruise

Over a million holiday lights will illuminate through downtown Coeur d’Alene, the resort and boardwalk on the lake. This 90-minute cruise provides amazing views of the Lighting Ceremony and over-the-lake Holiday Fireworks display.



Holiday Lights Dinner Cruise

Join us each Wednesday evening from December 4th – 18th for an evening dinner cruise while enjoying the world famous Holiday Lights displays on the lake. The dinner features carved roast turkey, smoked ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, romaine salad, broccoli-red grape salad, butternut squash and chef’s choice dessert.