December 25, 2008 in Voices

On-the-water light show a delight

Staff reports
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The boardwalk at The Coeur d’Alene Resort magically comes to life every night during the holidays at the on-the-water light show.
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The world’s tallest living Christmas tree and its 30,000 sparkling lights are only a small part of the holiday magic at The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s “Journey to the North Pole.”

More than 1.5 million lights sparkle across Lake Coeur d’Alene as the Holiday Light Show, the largest on-the-water resort holiday light show in America, comes to life each evening during the holiday season.

Highlighting the show is the tree. At 161 feet, it is more than twice the height of New York City’s famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Departures on the resort’s “Journey to the North Pole” boat cruises are scheduled several times each evening through Jan. 3. Cruise ships depart at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

All cruises depart from the Boardwalk Marina, on the east side of the resort. Reservations are required. For tickets or more information, contact the Holiday Light Show Center at 664-7268.

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