Carol ship season is upon us.
Every night from Dec. 1-Dec. 23, as part of one of Vancouver’s most eccentric holiday rituals, dozens of cruise ships decorated with brightly coloured lights will circle the waters around the city in a floating parade.
The Carol Ships Parade of Lights tradition began more than 50 years ago with a single boat decorated with Christmas lights in Coal Harbour. This year, more than 50 boats – strung with hundreds of thousands of lights – will carry some 30,000 people during the month-long festival.
Multiple cruise lines offer carol ships packages, which generally include a holiday dinner on the high seas, accompanied by carolling, live entertainment and some quality time with Santa. Continue reading:
Carol Ships Return to Vancouver: Holiday dinner cruises, Dec 1-23