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Over a million lights. A priceless memory. A family tradition. Gather your loved ones close to celebrate the spirit of the season on your visit to see Santa at the North Pole. Our fleet of merry cruise boats depart every evening through the holiday season to view the magical holiday lights across Lake Coeur d’Alene.

We’re spreading the holiday cheer far and wide! The Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show recently ranked #7 on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Contest in the "Top 10 Best Holiday Lights Displays in America".

Holiday Lake Cruises

We’re proud to showcase the largest on-the-water holiday light display in America! The Coeur d'Alene Resort offers a variety of starting on Thanksgiving Day and continuing through New Year's Day. Our signature "Journey to the North Pole" Holiday Lake Cruise visits Santa’s Toy Workshop where America's tallest floating Christmas tree towers above with thousands of twinkling lights. Santa's elves will even put on a special fireworks show during your visit to the North Pole!

Resort Holiday Stay Packages

Available November 27 - January 2.

Santa's Family Getaway
Pre-book this popular holiday package early for the best availability.

This magical holiday experience will leave your family with priceless lasting memories to cherish. Celebrate the season at The Coeur d’Alene Resort and take advantage of this all-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 redeemable at the Dockside Restaurant or via room service
  • Cookies & milk delivered to your room by Santa’s Elves
  • Evening Children’s Holiday Fireside Storytime (in the resort lobby)

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Holiday Night on the Lake
Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty as more than a million holiday lights illuminate over Lake Coeur d'Alene. Enjoy overnight accommodations, $100 dining credit for use at any of our award winning restaurants, and two tickets to the Journey to the North Pole Holiday Lights Cruise.

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Holiday Light Show Lake Cruises

"Journey to the North Pole" Holiday Light Cruises

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 the North Pole 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 15 - 24
"Journey to the North Pole" | November 25 - January 2
Departure Times: 5:30 PM | 6:30 PM | 7:30 PM

Adults: *$26.50
Seniors (55+ yrs.): *$25.50
Children (6 - 12 yrs.): *$11.50
Children (5 yrs. & under): Free
*Ticket prices Monday - Thursday decrease by $1.00

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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Light Show Lighting Ceremony | November 26
Join the celebration to kick off The Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show. More than a million lights will ignite with the flip of a switch, followed by one of the largest holiday fireworks shows in the Northwest.

  • Downtown Parade - 5:00 PM
  • Lighting Ceremony Lake Cruises - 5:00 & 5:30 PM
  • Light Ceremony - 6:00 PM

Holiday Theatre | "Saving Christmas" Presented by Ellen Travolta
November 26 - December 19
(performances on select dates)

Ellen Travolta, Molly Allen, and Abbey Crawford will read and tell stories, sing songs, and bring a little brightness to your holiday season. This year’s show is directed by Troy Nickerson and accompanied by Jenny Shotwell on piano and Kristina Phillips on bass.

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Eagle Wildlife Viewing Lake Cruise
Cruise across Lake Coeur d'Alene to isolated quiet bays to observe the national bird of the United States of America, the North American Bald Eagle, in their natural habitat. Two-hour lake cruises depart from the resort at the designated seasonal dates and times below.

  • December 4 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 19 | 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM
  • December 26 - January 3 | 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Adults: $22.50
Seniors (55+ yrs.): $21.50
Children (6 - 17 yrs.): $16.50
Children (5 yrs. & under): Free

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Dickens Carolers
November 26 - December 23
Wednesday - Saturday | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sunday | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Dressed for the occasion with top has and bow ties, The Coeur d'Alene Dickens Carolers sing warming holiday melodies in and around the resort, adding charm and spirited tidings to the season.

Story Time with Christmas Elves
November 13 - January 2 | 4:30 PM Daily
Children young and old are invited to join Santa's elves for fireside story time as classic holiday stories are read aloud.

Holiday Light Show


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