The Magical Christmas Cruise In Idaho That Will Take You Straight To The North Pole

Piling into the family car and driving around to see local neighborhood Christmas lights displays is an American tradition, as is paying a visit to any number of the stunning, extravagant light shows choreographed to music that are hosted in parks and city squares all over the state. But of all the whimsical, enchanting light festivals and displays that flicker on throughout Idaho during the holiday season, it can be near impossible to pay a visit to each and every one with the family.

If you only get to visit one show this year, make it the one that was ranked the 4th best in the country by USA Today: the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s annual Holiday Lights display. But the best way to see America’s biggest and best floating lights show isn’t by taking a walk downtown. It’s experiencing all of the twinkling, festive magic up close and personal from a cruise boat on the lake… a cruise which also delightfully ends at the North Pole. Check it out:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Get more details and tickets from Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises here. For more spectacular holiday events and festivals across Idaho, check out our 10 Favorite Christmas Light Displays.