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holiday cruises

Kick Off the Holiday Season on Lake Coeur d’alene

Get ready to feel the holiday magic on Lake Coeur d’Alene! Take a journey to the North Pole via the Holiday Light Show and see Santa’s workshop. An extravaganza of over 250 holiday light displays featuring millions of twinkling lights will light the way as your family cruises to meet Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and the elves. Families can enjoy delicious hot cocoa and make memories together. Parents and kids alike will be delighted as Santa Claus reads each child’s name from the Nice List. The evening concludes with a brilliant display of fireworks lighting up the night sky. It’s a family holiday tradition. Reserve your spots to make long-lasting holiday memories!

This magical holiday experience will leave your family with priceless lasting memories to cherish. Celebrate the season at The Coeur d’Alene Resort with these incredible holiday packages.

Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises: Winter 2020/2021 COVID-19 Protocol

With the health and safety of our Guests and Team Members in mind, we have implemented the following safety precautions for our cruises:
- Reduced capacities
- Temperature checks prior to boarding
- Required masks for Guests (ages 2+) and Team Members. Complimentary holiday masks available for Guests!
- Groups of six or less (larger groups can still attend together on the same boat, but will be separated into groups of six or less)
- New check-in and boarding process from the Plaza Shops


santa’s sneak peek week

Preview the Holiday Light Show

Want to see Santa before the Holiday Lighting Ceremony? Enjoy the same journey to the North Pole two weeks leading up to the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, all at a discounted price. Start the holiday festivities early with an activity the whole family will enjoy. The magic of the Holiday Light Show Cruise is gearing up –book your experience today and save!


CHILD (AGES 6-12)$7
SENIOR (AGES 55+)$17.32

holiday lighting ceremony cruise

Watch the Lake Light up for holidays

~For the safety of our community, the Annual Lighting Ceremony has been cancelled for 2020. With that being said, our Lighting Ceremony Cruises will run as regular Journey to the North Pole Cruises, with fireworks over at The North Pole. We look forward to having you join us! ~

Held annually the day after Thanksgiving, this special cruise helps kick off the Holiday Season in Coeur d’Alene. Guests enjoy holiday beverages as they watch Downtown light up from the water. Then it’s on to the North Pole where you’ll enjoy the Holiday Light Show (a 250+ display extravaganza featuring millions of twinkling lights) and a visit with Santa and his elves.

journey to the north pole

Experience the Magic

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.

Take a trip to the North Pole this year! This cruise will take you through the Holiday Light Show, a 250+ display extravaganza featuring millions of twinkling lights. Then, you’ll make a trip across the lake to visit Santa and his elves. It’s a family holiday tradition!

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! Children are amazed to find out that Santa calls them out by name (due to a bit of behind-the-scenes logistics).

CHILD (AGES 6-12)$9.50
SENIOR (AGES 55+)$23.25

deluxe private north pole cruises

Experience a Private journey to the North pole

Experience a PRIVATE Journey to the North Pole this holiday season! Through January 3rd*, you can book a ‘Deluxe Private North Pole Cruise’ for you and your friends and family!

For only $500, receive an entire Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruise boat all to yourself for one full hour. This includes boarding for 15 people (all ages), a Personal Elf Concierge, Cookies & Hot Chocolate - cocktails will also be available for purchase! No outside food or drink, please.

Want more people to join your party? You can add additional people on for $30 per person - 24 people maximum. If you’d like to book the boat for more than 1 hour, please contact our Director of Cruise Sales, Kelly VanDewerker, at (208) 292-5670.

*Note: based on availability. Weekends and selected dates are available through January 3rd.

plan your holiday experience

Enjoy the Magic of Holidays on Lake Coeur d’alene

Eager to make the festive memories on one of the best holiday attractions? Book your Holiday Cruise today!

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Speak with our cruise event planners to help

Interested in booking a private charter cruise for your special event? Imagining your wedding on a luxurious cruise? Questions about our scenic cruises or upcoming events? Get in touch with a cruise specialist today!