It might just be the world’s only floating Christmas parade.
Each year, more than 50 boats and cruise ships festooned with strings of Christmas lights make their way through the waters around Vancouver. For 23 straight nights in December, the brilliantly lit flotilla makes the rounds, part of the uniquely Vancouver tradition known as the Carol Ships Parade of Lights.
This year’s parade runs Dec. 6-Dec. 23. And as gorgeous as the spectacle is to watch from shore (it’s visible from waterfront spots downtown most nights), it’s even more fun to be on board.
As part of the carol ships tradition, local cruise boats invite passengers aboard for a festive night of singing, dinner and dancing on the water. Some 30,000 passengers take to the water each year for a night to remember.
Each local cruise line offers a slight variation on the same theme. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Floating Christmas Party Returns: Climb aboard the Carol Ships