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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.

    Thames Cruises Ltd

    Albert Embankment, London

    We have a 'Disco Cruise' running all year and througout December, Friday 7pm-11pm and Saturday 8pm-midnight departing from Westminster Pier.
    Tickets are �24.00 per head including a buffet meal or �17.50 without. Cruise includes DJ/Disco and fully licenced bar.
    We also have a full range of Vessels available for Private hire (all functions) for up to 250 guests.

    Puppet Theatre Barge

    Little Venice and the River Thames, London

    Puppet Theatre Barge, Blomfield Road, Little Venice W9.
    Nearest tube Warwick Avenue.
    All Buses on the Edgware Road.

    Adapted from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, by J.E.M. Rogers
    A new Xmas production from Dickens' well loved story about a mean old miser, Scrooge, who is visited by the Christmas ghosts and is transformed into a jovial generous old man. Presented with marionettes and shadow puppets, special effects and dramatic lighting this will be an exciting and magical experience for the festive season. Suitable for everyone down to 5/6 years.

    December 6/7, 13/14 at 3pm
    DAILY December 20 to 23 and 27 to 31 at 3pm
    DAILY January 1 to 4 at 3pm
    January 10/11, 17/18, 24/25 31/Feb1 at 3pm

    Box Office:
    020 7249 6876
    Ticket Prices (Master Visa and Switch accepted)
    Children and concs - �8.50
    Adults - �10.00

    Arcadian & King Cruises Ltd

    London (Greenwich - Kew)

    Arcadian and King Cruises Ltd
    Present New Years Eve 2008
    Aboard the MV Pridela
    Tower Pier 20.30 - 01.30
    Boarding 20.15
    Sailing 20.30
    Wines, beers and soft drinks
    Substantial buffet
    5 hour cruise
    �99 per head inc VAT
    Under the chimes at midnight
    Prime position for London Eye fireworks
    Limited availability
    Booking line: 020 8303 0774

    Leeds City Cruisers Ltd


    The Black Prince luxury wide beam cruise boat.
    Santa Claus Cruises and Special Party Celebrations
    Celebrate your Christmas and New Year with us afloat on the waterways of the Aire valley and enjoy a truly unique party.
    Fully licensed and with draft organic real ale!
    We can offer a fantastic choice of menus from sumptuous buffets to a traditional Christmas menu or just relax and have a drinks cruise with friends, family or colleagues.
    Prices start from �17.00 per person.
    Our very special Santa Claus cruises run every weekend in December, Santa makes a special stop and joins us for a one hour cruise.presents for all the children of course and a family memory to treasure. Prices from �6.00 pp.
    Enjoy the scenery of the picturesque Aire valley and the vibrant city centre wharves as we make your party extra special this year.
    See our website or call us for more details.
    0845 388 4901

    Bristol Packet


    Christmas Tours of Bristol City Dock and Tours of Dock Side Pubs.
    Available aboard all weather heated boat.
    Christmas style buffet food can be provided.
    View website for more details and bookings

    Kittywake Canal Cruises

    Boat Parties From Wigan Pier, Wigan

    Christmas Party Bookings Now Being Taken
    Have a Boat Party to Remember On-board The Kittywake

    Fully Licensed, Well Stocked Bar With Fantastic Prices
    Seating for up to 36 of Your Friends/Family/Collegues/Staff
    Quality Food And Buffet Options
    Entertainment Systems On-board
    Bow Lounge with Panoramic Windows
    Themed Cruises - Fancy Dress - Boat Decoration Available
    Disco & Karaoke Available
    Flexible Layout Enables Room to Dance & Move Around
    Optional Canal-Side Pub Stop-offs
    Daytime and Night Time Cruises All Year Round
    Free Tea and Coffee on All Cruises
    Hire The Kittywake From 1 Hour To a Full Day
    4 Hour Party Cruises (up to 36 passengers) from just �240

    Great for:
    Office Parties
    Corporate Events and Team Building
    Christmas and New Year Celebrations
    Group and Club Activities
    Family Gatherings/Get Together's
    Birthday and Wedding Celebrations
    Anniversaries and Retirement Cruises
    Educational Boat Trips
    Hen and Stag Party Cruises

    Lots of Free Parking Very Close to The Kittywake
    The Train and Bus Stations are Just 5 Minutes Walking Distance
    Coach drop-off point 50 Metres Away
    The Kittywake is Located at The Orwell - A Fantastic Canal-side Bar and Restaurant and the Ideal Starting or Finishing point for your group
    Wigan Pier is Sign Posted from the M6 AND M61
    Party Cruises Through The Beautiful Douglas Valley
    Visit our website for further info,
    email:, Tel: 01942 204928

    Boatel Cruises

    Botany Bay, Chorley

    Christmas Cruises
    Why not celebrate Christmas in a totally unique way this year aboard the North's premier cruising facility. Casting off from Botany Bay, your guests will be treated to a festive atmosphere unrivalled anywhere in the North. Where else can you Dine, Dance & Drink whilst cruising the night away?
    The fun begins at 8pm when your guests will be greeted by the Captain to enjoy a complimentary glass of bucks fizz. Our resident compere will then set the scene for a night to remember. Dining commences at 8.30pm with a selection of wines available from the bar. The menu reads as follows: -
    Soup of the day
    fruit juice
    Home Roasted Turkey
    Traditional Sausage & Seasoning
    Home Roasted Topside of Beef
    (Vegetarian meals & main course selection must be prebooked)
    Potatoes Lyonnaise
    Selection of Vegetables
    Assorted desserts
    christmas pudding
    Or Ice Cream Sundae
    �28.00 per head Fri-Sun, �25.00 per head Mon-Thu
    After the a first class meal our resident Disc Jockey will take over playing the latest tunes (& some timeless favorites), not to mention involving only willing volunteers in our legendary party games & the infamous skippers' pot.
    By the way don't forget your cameras!
    Last orders will be called at Midnight. All in all you will be treated to a truly unique party that will leave you wanting more.
    There is a wide selection of draught & bottled beers, wines & spirits at reasonable prices with House Doubles on special offer. Please consult booking procedures overleaf, but remember to book early to avoid disappointment as we only have limited availability.


    The Solent

    New years eve yacht charter, the solent.
    Galeforce8 offer a comfortable fully coded 8 berth yacht for charter new years eve. Moored Hamble, can go bareboat or skippered. All mod cons including heater in every cabin, shower/hot water. Sail away New Years Eve during day to place of your choice around the Solent and party alongside other boats or in the marina. 3 double cabins, cooker, stereo throughout, new sails (main fully battened). �350 for the two days. Individual places can be catered for at �80 each. Contact 07802276468.

    National Waterways Museum Gloucester Docks


    We offer a variety of christmas and new year solutions for large or small groups. Our boat cruises the river Severn with a licensed bar, meal and entertainment on board or we offer a variety of themed rooms in the heart of Gloucester docks.
    For further details contact us on 01452 318227 or

    Thames Leisure Limited

    River Thames

    Christmas Parties on Thames in Central London
    If you are looking for a totally unique way to celebrate Christmas this year, why not take to the River? Our luxury boats are available for either shared parties or private hire for your event to experience excellent cuisine, wonderful entertainment and the best views of London.
    Our boats are all tastefully festively decorated throughout December and fully heated. We offer 4 different types of tickets, or for larger groups we can create a package to suit your needs and budget, from formal dining with a classical string quartet, to an informal finger buffet and disco party - the choice is yours.

    Linlithgow Canal Centre


    Santa arrives at the Canal Centre, Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow on Saturday 13th December, Sunday 14th December, Saturday 20th December, Sunday 21st December 2008. Every child receives a present and a boat trip with accompanying adult free. Cost �3.50. Tea room open for tea, coffee, mulled wine, mince pies and shortbread.
    Christmas Lunch Cruises 2008
    Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and take a leisurely cruise along the Union canal savoring a four course Christmas lunch on board St Magdalene.
    Choice of sailing on either Sunday the 14th or 21st December, arrive at the tearoom 1:00pm for a glass of mulled wine to keep the winter chills away, then set sail at 1:30pm. A majestic cruise. (3 hour approx). With a choice of menu, choose your option when reserving your place. Cost �25.
    To reserve your place or for any more information please contact Liz McLauchlan on 01506 847622.
    Starter: Chicken liver pate on bed of salad Or Homemade vegetable broth.
    Main Course: Scottish prime braised steak with rich sauce Or Supreme filleted breast of turkey with chipolatas and homemade stuffing, dressed with a light sauce. All served with market fresh vegetables and creamed potatoes.
    Dessert: Traditional Christmas pudding served with ice cream Or Chocolate fudge gateau with cream. Followed by Tea or coffee with shortbread.

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