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The Santa Cruise

Embark on a magical Christmas boat cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway! Along your lake tour you will be enchanted by lighted displays that unfold the story of your journey to the North Pole. From the boat, sneak a peek at the shoreline to see Santa’s hideaway and Santa himself as he reads the names of the children on board who are on his “Nice List”.  A cash bar with adult and children’s beverages is available. Reservations recommended.

Start a
New Tradition

Delight in the magic of the holiday season with a trip to the North Pole on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line Santa Cruise. Running from the Friday after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve, families and friends are greeted by jolly elves as they step aboard Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s historic boats for their trip to Santa’s North Pole hideaway in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Decked out with twinkling lights, and filled with holiday music and merriment, each boat is enclosed and heated, offering a cozy atmosphere for all to enjoy the live Christmas narration. It’s sure to become a new family tradition as all enjoy the journey passing various lighted scenes and displays on the cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway.

The Santa Cruise departs from the Cruise Line’s winter harbor located in Williams Bay at Gage Marine & Pier 290, after ticket holders have had a chance to enjoy a walk through the Ten Charities of Christmas Tree Festival (located in Gage Marine’s Wood Boat & Event Center). Featuring ten trees creatively trimmed by local non-profits, this winter wonderland is guaranteed to bestow joy upon all ages. Additionally, enjoy hot chocolate and delicious treats.

For more information or help planning your visit, call (800) 345-1020 or go to

Making Spirits Bright

“After investigating other holiday events, our team realized that we could create a unique experience in Lake Geneva for locals and visitors to enjoy,” said Bill Gage, president and owner of Gage Marine, Lake Geneva Cruise Line and Pier 290. “After a successful inaugural year in 2016 and tremendous growth of the event in 2017, we expect 2018 to be even better. It’s a great way to spread holiday joy and give back to the community,” added Bill.

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