The Carol Ships are Coming: Christmas Caroling by Sea in Vancouver

There’s a lot of great holiday fun going on in Vancouver.  But if there’s one tradition that deserves to be ranked right up there with New York’s Rockefeller Center and Germany’s Christmas markets, it has to be the Carol Ships Parade of Lights, which starts this Friday.

For the uninitiated, the carol ships are a flotilla of brightly colored boats that cruise around Vancouver’s coastline nightly during the month of December.  It’s kind of like an elaborate Christmas parade staged every night on the water.   There are two ways to enjoy the carol ships festivities: 1) As a spectator on land, watching the procession of brilliantly colored ships in the harbour; or 2) as a passenger aboard one of the many ships, feasting, dancing and caroling the night away.

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The Carol Ships are Coming: Christmas Caroling by Sea in Vancouver