‘Tis the Season for the Holiday Lighting Boat Cruise

With the holidays fast approaching, the town of Coeur d’Alene is preparing for one of the best activities to enjoy this winter – the Holiday Lighting Ceremony!

Every year, the city of Coeur d’Alene gathers together the day after Thanksgiving to officially kick off the winter season. This celebration includes a parade followed by a lighting ceremony out on the lake and it’s a family favorite for many reasons. For more information about this special event, keep reading below!

The Event Details

The Holiday Lighting Ceremony always takes place in downtown Coeur d’Alene the day after Thanksgiving. It includes a big parade along the city streets and at the end, all of the lights are turned on along the water as fireworks blast over the lake. It’s a truly magical moment where you and the family can celebrate the spirit of the season and welcome winter together. 

Make a tradition out of the evening by stopping by Dockside for dinner and a gooey first, followed by some shopping along the streets and some yummy hot cocoa from one of the many coffee stands. You can even take a stroll through the park, to enjoy the millions of twinkling lights in the trees and along paths. If you’re looking for a truly spectacular experience, though, you can also take the family out on a lighting ceremony cruise.

Lighting Ceremony Boat Cruise

If you’re looking to enjoy the fireworks display on Lake Coeur d’Alene front and center, then the Lighting Ceremony Boat Cruise with Coeur d’Alene Cruises is just perfect for you!

Anyone, young and old, is welcome aboard the Lighting Ceremony Cruise, which makes it the perfect event for the whole family. Everyone is invited to enjoy hot beverages as you peer out over the railing at the lights sparkling across downtown. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a magical wonderland as the fireworks explode above for the official ceremony!

Then, when the ceremony is over, it’s on to the North Pole. Anchored just off shore, the North Pole is where you and your family will find Santa and his Elves, waiting to read off the naughty and nice list. Trust us, your children will absolutely love this tradition and it’ll get them ready for the Christmas season ahead!

Schedule Your Cruise

So what do you say – are you ready to start a new family tradition? If so, then contact us today at Coeur d’Alene Cruises to book your spot on the Holiday Lighting Boat Cruise. Or, if you’re interested, we also offer a New Years Eve Cruise and Eagle Watching Cruises. There’s something for everyone here!