See the Holiday Lighting Ceremony from a new location — the water

Downtown Coeur d’Alene is magical year round, but it is a real treat during the holiday season. The Friday after Thanksgiving, Coeur d’Alene goes all out with a beautiful lighting ceremony. The entire Coeur d’Alene Resort and floating boardwalk are lit up with hundreds of holiday lights, depicting different scenes: dragon, an underwater castle, and, of course, Santa Clause and all his reindeer!

To top it all off, the holiday extravaganza kicks off with a fireworks show and music before the lights are lit for the first time of the season.

If you have family in town, or are looking for a new way to view the show, try a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Besides stunning scenery, great food, and hot drinks, the cruise offers the perfect way to see the lights. Kids will love the boat  and family members will treasure the memorable experience.

As the season goes on, you can also take children to see Santa Claus at the North Pole! Cruises sail across the lake to a beautifully lit house, where Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves come out to say hello to your boat. Who knows — your child might get a shout out from Santa, and learn if they’ve made the “nice list” this year!

Tickets are limited each year, so purchase yours today. Contact our team for any questions.

The best way to watch the lighting ceremony — from the lake

The Holiday Lighting Ceremony downtown Coeur d’Alene is one the most magical times of the year. Taking place the Friday after Thanksgiving, the ceremony kicks off the winter season. The entire Resort and floating boardwalk is lit up with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights, depicting different scenes: dragon, an underwater castle, and, of course, Santa Clause and all his reindeer!

The lighting ceremony kicks off with a firework show and music before the annual lights are turned on.

The best way to see this magical sight is from one of Coeur d’Alene Cruises’ vessels, floating on the water under the stars! What better way to take in the full scene and fireworks show, and stay toasty warm with a cup of hot coco! The event is fun for the whole family.

Tickets are limited each year, so purchase yours today. Contact our team for any questions.