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Get Into The Holiday “Spirit” With City Cruises Philadelphia

The Spirit of Philadelphia offers cruises tailored to a season full of celebrations.

Photo courtesy of City Experiences 

As the holiday season quickly approaches, City Cruises Philadelphia will host lively holiday cruises with offerings for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day where family and friends can come together and enjoy a unique holiday experience on the water. 

Thanksgiving Day Early Dinner Cruise

Make this holiday truly special with a Thanksgiving Day Early Dinner Cruise in Philadelphia (3 p.m. – 5 p.m.). Guests will enjoy a celebratory dinner buffet with all the trimmings freshly prepared by their chef.

Christmas Eve Signature Dinner Cruise

Guests can also celebrate the magic of the season on the water with a Christmas Eve Signature Dinner Cruise (7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.). 

New Year’s Cruises

While aboard one of the New Year’s cruises, guests can ring in 2023 on the water. Festivities begin early on the New Year’s Eve Signature Brunch Cruise (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) or the Early New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise (4:30 pm. – 6:30 p.m.).

The night continues on the New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise (9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.) where the countdown to midnight will commence with a sparkling wine toast and fireworks.

The next day, City Cruises will host a New Year’s Day Signature Brunch Cruise (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) and New Year’s Day Signature Dinner Cruise (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) to get the new year off to a great start. 

Guest Experience

During all the special holiday cruises, guests can experience exceptional views of Philadelphia’s skyline and waterfront landmarks, a full-service bar, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. 

City Cruises provides all the amenities needed to celebrate in style for a holiday party or private event.

It’s the perfect destination this fall and winter for any of your corporate or personal event needs. 

Tickets are available to purchase online for all holiday cruises.

Ticket prices and boarding times vary for each cruise and special packages including access to an open bar are available for the New Year’s cruise. 

How To Book

Philadelphia’s City Cruises rides depart from Penn’s Landing, located at 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 

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About City Experiences

City Experiences represents Hornblower Group’s expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies and includes two sub-brands: City Cruises and City Ferry. 

City Cruises companies operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK. 

City Cruises companies also operate cruises on behalf of the National Park Service and the Niagara Parks Commission and currently hold service contracts to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Alcatraz Island and Niagara Falls. 

City Ferry companies offer specialized knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways, serving as operator of NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico ferry system, among others. 

City Experiences’ portfolio of companies also offers a range of water- and land-based experiences including shore excursions, partner-offered experiences, and multi-port packages, with companies including Venture Ashore, Niagara Jet City Cruises, Walks and Devour Tours. 

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