Over a million lights. A priceless memory. A family tradition.
Selected as a Top 10 Holiday Light Show in America by USA Today.
The Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show was once selected as the #4 Holiday Light Show in America in the USA Today Readers' Choice List of the best holiday light shows in America.
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" Holiday Lake Cruise visits Santa’s North Pole Toy Workshop where America's Tallest Floating Christmas Tree towers above the lake with thousands of twinkling lights. Santa's elves have a special surprise fireworks show waiting for each visit to the North Pole.
A fleet of cruise boats depart every evening through the holiday season to view the magic of the holiday lights across the lake. Christmas spirit is in the air at The Coeur d’Alene...
The Coeur d'Alene Resort offers a variety of Holiday Lake Cruises following Thanksgiving Day and continuing through New Year's Day.
Annual Holiday Lighting CeremonyA Coeur d'Alene tradition continuing to get bigger and better each year. Downtown Coeur d'Alene comes alive for the holiday season with the Holiday Lighting Ceremony as friends and families gather to celebrate as city officials simultaneously illuminate over 1.5 million lights throughout downtown and The Coeur d'Alene Resort. One of the largest holiday fireworks shows in the Northwest is soon follow, presented by Duane and Lola Hagadone. Lead by community carolers, crowds gather to sing traditional holiday carols into the evening.
Schedule of Events | Friday, November 23rd
Downtown Coeur d'Alene at the lakefront near The Coeur d'Alene Resort.
- 5:00 PM | Lighting Ceremony Parade on Sherman Avenue
- 6:00 PM | Official Holiday Lighting Ceremony
- 6:15 PM | Fireworks Show over Lake Coeur d'Alene
Overnight Holiday Stay Packages
Santa's Family Getaway
Pre-book this popular holiday package early for the best availability.
It's a magical holiday experience just waiting to create priceless memories. Celebrate the season with family at The Coeur d'Alene Resort and take advantage of this premium value inclusive Holiday Lights Lake Cruise and dining getaway, complete with a special visit from Santa's elves. Overnight stay package includes:
- Two Adult tickets to the "Journey to the North Pole" Holiday Lights Lake Cruise
- $30 Breakfast Credit at Dockside Restaurant or Room Service
- Cookies & Milk delivered to your room by Santa's Elves
- Evening Children’s Holiday Fireside Storytime (Resort Lobby)
Available November 24 - January 1
Holiday Light Show Cruises
Holiday Lighting Ceremony Cruise
Book the best seat in the house for the Coeur d'Alene Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Show on November 23rd, showcasing spectacular views from the lake. Continue on, viewing more than a million holiday lights and "Journey to the North Pole" across the lake in this 90-minute cruise to visit Santa Claus at his waterfront toy workshop.
Boarding 40 minutes prior to departure time at The Resort Plaza Shops.
Departure Times: 5:00 & 5:30 PM | November 23rd
Adults & Seniors: $35.25
Children (3 - 12 yrs.): $24.25
Children (2 yrs. & under): Free
Purchase Tickets | 5:00
Purchase Tickets | 5:30
Holiday Light Cruises "Journey to the North Pole"
Take a festive holiday lake cruise across the sparkling waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. View more than 1.5 million twinkling holiday lights and visit Santa Claus and his elves at his waterfront toy workshop, where he magically speaks to each child by name.
Boarding for this 40-minute cruise is at The Resort Plaza Shops, 40 minutes prior to the cruise departure time.
"Journey to the North Pole" Preview Week (Save 25% off) - November 16 - 21
"Journey to the North Pole" | November 22 - January 2
Departure Times: 5:30 PM | 6:30 PM | 7:30 PM
Adults - $22.25
Seniors (55+ yrs.) - $21.25
Children (6 - 12 yrs.) - $7.50
Children (5 yrs. & under) - Free