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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 ranked #4 on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Contest for the "Top 10 Holiday Light Shows in America." Information about the 2019 Holiday Light Show will be available in October.

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 Holiday Lake Cruises starting 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 16 - January 1.

Santa's Sneak Peek Week

A Holiday Lights Preview complete with overnight accommodations, two adult Sneak Peek Holiday Lights Journey to the North Pole Lake Cruise tickets and Cookies &: Milk delivered to your room by Santa's Elves.

  • Includes Complimentary Return Stay Certificate for January, 2020!

Available for stays from 11/16 - 11/26 only.

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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

Holiday Lighting Ceremony Cruise

Book the best seat in the house for the Coeur d'Alene Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Show on November 29th, 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 North Pole waterfront toy workshop.

Boarding 40 minutes prior to departure time at The Resort Plaza Shops.

Departure Times: 5:00 & 5:30 PM | November 29th

Adults & Seniors: $35.25
Children (3 - 12 yrs.): $24.25
Children (2 yrs. & under): Free

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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 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 16 - 27
"Journey to the North Pole" | November 29 - January 1
Departure Times: 5:30 PM | 6:30 PM | 7:30 PM

Adults: $22.25 (Friday - Sunday, $23.25)
Seniors (55+ yrs.): $21.25 (Friday - Sunday, $22.25)
Children (6 - 12 yrs.): $7.50 (Friday - Sunday, $8.50)
Children (5 yrs. & under): Free

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