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    There are plenty of boat operators that offer venues for Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations.
    Below are details on just a few...

    HMS President (1918)

    Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0HJ

    Celebrate New Year's Eve on the river
    A unique evening aboard HMS President 1918 with a four course dinner, wine, champagne and fireworks at midnight.
    The Ultimate New Year's Eve Party Night!
    Entry from 8pm to 3am
    With breathtaking panoramic views of the river, HMS President (1918) provides the perfect atmosphere in which to celebrate the New Year. Guests will be piped aboard in the traditional manner, into an inspired atmosphere of velvet and twinkle and then enjoy a mouth-watering four course dinner. After dinner, dance the night away, or relax in the comfort of our piano bar. At the midnight hour be transfixed by the river firework display whilst sipping your Champagne toast. Breakfast will be served at 2am.
    What's included:
    . Guests will be traditionally piped aboard
    . Pre-dinner speed boat thrill ride down the River Thames (optional)
    . A glass of Champagne on arrival
    . Four course dinner
    . Half bottle of house wine per person
    . Half bottle of mineral water per person
    . Festive novelties
    . Disco and separate Piano bar
    . Exclusive view of the river fireworks display
    . Champagne toast at midnight
    . Breakfast served at 2am
    �165.00 per ticket
    �185.00 per ticket (including a thrilling pre-dinner speed boat ride down the Thames) Limited seats
    To reserve your limited tickets call 020 7583 1918 or email
    HMS President (1918) is moored on the Victoria Embankment opposite the OXO tower.
    Nearest tube stations are Blackfriars Exit 7 and Temple.
    Nearest mainline stations are Blackfriars Mainline and Thameslink.
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    Cambridge Passenger Cruisers
    (Riverboat Georgina)

    River Cam, Cambridge

    The Riverboat Georgina, offers you a unique venue opportunity and a luxury river cruise along the scenic River Cam. It is an ideal setting for a Christmas Celebration, whether it be with work colleagues for a staff party, entertaining business clients, or with family and friends, The Riverboat Georgina will offer you a first class service in a unique and comfortable environment. Making it a perfect choice for your Christmas Celebrations.
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    Scudamore's Punting Company

    Cambridge College Backs, Grantchester Meadows

    Scudamore's Punting Company are running Christmas & New Year Ghost Tours combining a ghostly lantern-lit punt tour of the College Backs with a spooky guided walk through Cambridge's most haunted dimly-lit lanes. Join us, if you dare, to explore Cambridge's troubled past and hear of strange happenings, tragic events and restless spirits. The punt tour includes a cup of mulled wine, and a hot water-bottle.
    When: Daily tours starting Monday 17th December 2007 to Wednesday 2nd January 2008 at 16:00 (with the exception of Christmas Day). Tours last 90 minutes.
    Where: Tours leave from Scudamore's Mill Lane punt station, CB2 1RS.
    Prices: Adults �16.00, concessions �14.50 and under-12s �8.00.
    Sales: for online sales.
    Tickets can also be purchased via the booking line on: (01223) 359750.
    The word is already out and tickets are already selling fast, so don't delay book today!

    Puppet Theatre Barge


    Regents Canal, Little Venice, Blomfield Road, London W9
    Nearest tube: Warwick Avenue
    Buses: 6, 16, 98

    The Show

    Mr Rabbit Meets Brer Santa  By Juliet Rogers
    The mischievous wit of Brer Rabbit features in this Xmas adventure full of fun and surprises.
    A very special seasonal delight for both young and old.
    December 8/9, 15/16, at 3pm
    Daily 20 to 23 and 27 to 31 at 3pm
    January 1/2 to 5/6, 12/13, 19/20 at 3pm

    The Venue

    The Puppet Theatre Barge is an established feature in London and on the River Thames. This unique theatre with comfortable seating for 55 and all modern facilities is rich in atmosphere and provides the ideal setting for the magical and imaginative shows produced by this famous company.

    Further Information
    Box Office: 020 7249 6876

    The Bristol Packet


    We are running trips for the general public around the city docks with commentaries every weekend and during school holidays and Bagheera and Flower OF Bristol can be booked for evening and day time Christmas parties. You can find the costs, numbers carried and trips available on our web site,

    Dudley Canal Tunnels (Trips)


    Visit Santa in the Christmas Mines runs the weekend of 8/9, 15/16th, 22/23rd December from 10am until 5pm. Meet the Magical Wizard before visiting Santa in his underground Cavern by boat.
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    Cardiff Waterbus


    We will be working every weekend and school holidays from 11 to 5pm, 45 minute trips.
    Additionally the four weekends leading to Christmas we will have Father Christmas on board in his grotto.
    Call 07940142409 or for details.

    Restaurant Boat Judith Mary II

    Upper Peak Forest Canal, Derbyshire

    The Judith Mary II restaurant boat has a winter warmers menu:-
    October - March special offers
    (A) Home-made hotpot with red cabbage & French stick
    (B) Bangers and mash with peas & onion gravy
    Both followed by apple pie & fresh cream
    Only �8.50
    They also do a full roast turkey christmas meal for �22.50

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