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    There are plenty of boat operators that offer venues for Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations.

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    Leeds City Cruisers Ltd


    Leeds City Cruisers are bringing into our City a truly magical Christmas Season offering Santa Claus cruises for all the family, relaxed Festive Parties and Elegant Private Charter Dining.
    After all the doom and gloom this year, cheer your soul with a little wine, dine and dance on the Aire.
    Enjoy this new and exciting way to celebrate the festive season with colleagues, family and friends, a wonderful festive experience aboard our new elegant river boat.
    The Black Prince was designed to offer luxury cruising on the waterways of our beautiful City. See our City as you have never seen her before and experience the thrill of descending and ascending through our historic locks en route as we cruise.
    Enjoy a superb meal, (traditional or a hot or cold buffet, the choice is yours), with fine wines and drinks from our licensed bar as we cruise along our City Centre historic waterways and down the scenic Aire Valley.
    We offer Festive Party nights for groups or couples, private charter for your Client entertaining or Company Parties and of course, Santa Claus visits us every weekend to meet the children on the boat and spend time with them to listen to what they want this year while the adults enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate!

    Thames Cruises Ltd


    We run a 'Disco Cruise' for December (not NYE) Fridays 7pm-11pm, Saturdays 8pm-midnight, departing from Westminster Pier.
    Tickets are �25.00 per head including a hot buffet meal, there is a DJ/Disco and fully licenced bar.

    Salters Steamers Ltd

    River Thames between Oxford and Staines

    The Royal river Thames in all her winter glory provides the perfect backdrop to any Christmas party. Choose between a number of our centrally-heated craft which are all decorated for the festive season. Your day can be made complete with Traditional English Fare, Roast Dinners as featured in our menu list, or other catering options can be discussed if required. Or why not have a look at our all inclusive package on our website? Christmas Cruises can start either in central Oxford at Folly Bridge, or at Donnington Bridge where free parking is available for your guests.

    Windermere Lake Holidays

    Lake Windermere

    Sail on Lake Windermere on our 18ft Catalina Capris
    Available throughout the Christmas and New Year Holiday Up to 4 persons
    Available to competent sailors only
    �200 from 10am-3pm
    To book tel 01539 443415


    If you're looking for something relaxed and non-formal for your works Christmas do then the Cardiff party boat HMS69 is ideal. The staff on board are well versed in only the best and most entertaining of Christmas office party games, from Pass the Balloon to dancing games where the DJ plays along there are loads to choose from and you can request any you like. The thing that our crew are best at is creating a wild and wonderful party atmosphere and especially at Christmas when everyone's ready to have fun. Just hop on board and let the crew serve the food and drinks, strike up some conversations and get the evening started with some Christmas party games. Boarding 7:30pm @ Millennium Stadium/Taff Mead Embankment Over 18 Only, ID Required by ALL passengers Price Includes: * 3 Hour Party Boat Cruise * Beer, Wine & Softdrinks * Barbecue * Onboard Disco * VIP Queue Jump Entry to TigerTiger.

    Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

    Orford Suffolk

    During December, celebrate Christmas with a difference, with an office party or with your family. The Lady Florence is a totally unique experience. Lady Florence cruises all year round, including Christmas Day, with a cosy coal fire in winter. During the whole of December, there is optional turkey and Christmas pudding on the menu, ideal for Christmas parties, whether for office parties, corporate hospitality or with family and friends. Lady Florence aims to exceed expectations of dining aboard a river cruise boat. With a maximum of 12 passengers on a spacious 50ft vessel, meals are chosen from an a la carte menu on embarkation, and the food is freshly prepared on board from the finest ingredients from local suppliers. With 3-course American-style brunches at �21.95 and a la carte lunch cruises from less than �30, both inclusive of the river cruise experience, Lady Florence provides excellent value for money. With Christmas in mind, Lady Florence Gift Vouchers are available, and you can now buy these online from the website over the internet. The website now also includes a video clip taken on several of our 'live' customer cruises.
    Winner of the People's Award for Best Day Out in the Suffolk Tourism Awards.
    Tel 07831 698 298,,

    Kittywake Canal Cruises


    Based at Wigan Pier, 'The Kittywake' is available for private charter party cruises throughout the festive season.
    Suitable for groups of up to 36 people, The Kittywake Party Boat is the ideal venue when something a little different or interesting is required.
    Licensed bar with sensible drinks prices.
    Food and entertainment options.
    Located just 5 minutes walking distance from Wigan town centre.
    Superb Cruises - Very Popular and Affordable - Call us to check availability on 01942 204928
    Further information is available at


    Birmingham Canals

    November 16 - December 23 2009
    Festive Lunch (Non Cruising)
    Monday - Saturday inclusive. 1200 - 1500 Group Bookings Only. Moored opposite International Convention Centre. Any 2 courses �16.95 or 3 courses �19.95.
    Festive Lunch (Cruising)
    Monday - Saturday inclusive. 1200 - 1500 Group Bookings Only. Boarding at The Mailbox or opposite the ICC. 2 courses with 2 hour cruise �27.95. 3 courses with 3 hour cruise �34.95.
    Festive Dinner Cruise
    Scheduled Cruises Friday and Saturday. Boarding 1915 to 1930. 5 course dinner with 3 hour cruise �47.95. Booking Recommended. Group Bookings available Monday to Saturday. Price on application.
    Festive Sunday Lunch
    Every Sunday Boarding1200 to 1215 Booking Recommended. 3 course lunch with 3 hour cruise �34.95. Group Bookings available - price on application.
    Christmas Eve December 24 2009
    Christmas Eve Cruising Lunch
    Boarding 1200 to 1215. Bookings only. 3 course lunch with 3 hour cruise �34.95. Group Bookings available - price on application.
    Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise
    Boarding 1915 to 1930. Bookings Only. 5 course dinner with 3 hour cruise �47.95. Group Bookings available - price on application.
    Christmas Day December 25 2009
    Christmas Day Cruising Lunch
    1200 for 1230 departure Bookings Only. 5 course gourmet lunch with 3-4 hour cruise �59.95.
    Boxing Day December 26 2009
    Sunday December 27 2009
    Festive Cruising Lunch
    1200 for 1230 departure Bookings only. 3 course lunch with 3 hour cruise �34.95. Party Bookings price on application.
    December 28, 29 and 30 2009
    Evening Dinner Cruises
    Boarding 1915 to 1930 Bookings Only. 5 course dinner with 3 hour cruise �47.95. Party Bookings price on application.
    New Years Eve December 31 2009
    Evening Dinner Cruise
    Special 2000 boarding time with return after Midnight. 5 course dinner with 3 hour cruise �59.95.

    National Waterways Museum


    Santa Cruises
    12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December
    At 12.00 noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm
    �9.00 per person
    Meet Santa in his on-board Grotto, receive a personal present and enjoy a cruise along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. Refreshments are included and we have squash and biscuits for children and tea/coffee or mulled wine for Mums and Dads. Also included is a Christmas craft workshop for children and entry into the museum.
    Christmas Party Lunch Cruises
    Dates from 12th - 22nd December
    Cruising from 12.30 to 2.30
    �25.00 per person
    Join us on the King Arthur for a scenic and relaxing Christmas cruise along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, including a delicious 2 course lunch.
    Christmas Disco Party Cruises
    Dates from 12th - 22nd December
    Cruising from 7.30 to 11.30
    �35.00 per person
    Get in the party mood and join us on the King Arthur for an evening cruise along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, dance away the night to our disco and indulge in a delicious buffet. Pay bar available.

    Avon River Cruises Ltd


    Avon River Cruises has the "Silver Salmon" available for group bookings, cruising in and around Bristol harbour throughout the festive season. All facilities for your comfort on board, a good sound system and fully stocked bar at sensible prices. Anything from after work or pre dinner drinks, party evenings with or without food, to Christmas buffet or dinner evenings. Why not consider our new Thai food buffet option - on board our venue with a difference.
    Tel: 0117 9043671 or 07854 870508
    web site:

    Wetstuff Ltd


    We'll be running our regular 3 day New Year Cruise again this year. Crew join us in Gosport on the evening of the 30th December, with us sailing over to Cowes for New Years Eve where we will meet up with a few other boats for dinner before going out on the town - fancy dress optional!
    The next few days will see us blowing away the cobwebs in search of real fires and good beer before returning to Gosport on the afternoon of the 2nd January.
    With four of us on board already there are still 3 places left. The cost of the trip is �240 with on board food and mooring fees included. Two evening meals ashore extra.
    Any enquiries should be pointed to or 07811 407777.

    Thames Leisure / Swan Pier Company Ltd


    Christmas parties on the Thames from as little as �25 per person + VAT!
    0207 623 1805,

    The Cherwell Boathouse


    Christmas before Christmas
    Thursday 3rd December 2009
    Aperitif from 7.30pm
    Are you a lover of fine wine? Come and delight in an exceptional selection of seven classic wines from the renowned Boathouse cellar, put together by our French sommelier Brice Guibert to accompany our Christmas before Christmas menu, featuring pumpkin soup, poached pheasant and an exotic take on Christmas pudding.
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    Prosecco de Valdobbiadene, Trevisiol, Veneto, NV
    From the North of Italy, great freshness, a touch of citrus, and round finish
    Roasted pumpkin soup mise en bouche
    Forest mushroom mousse
    Tarragon jelly, roasted vegetable pur�e
    Sp�tlese, JJ Pr�m, 2005
    This is a great example of a German Riesling, off dry with purity and richness on the nose
    followed by a wave of fruit and mineral to match the wild mushroom
    Lemon sole stuffed with lobster
    Lobster sauce, chicory & orange salad
    Bourgogne Blanc, Cuv�e des Forgets, Patrick Javillier, 2007
    Next door to Meursault, the buttery flavour or this chardonnay will match the delicacy of the sole
    and it?s intensity will compliment the lobster
    Poached pheasant
    Roasted leeks, thyme & garlic, confit potato
    Les Bons Batons, M & P Rion, 2006 Vs Ch�teau du Gaby, Canon Fronsac, 2004
    Burgundy Vs Bordeaux
    This great pinot noir will give you the terroir and the smell of the forest soil
    The merlot, cabernet sauvignon blend presents a lot of body and the spices of Christmas
    Iced Christmas pudding
    With biscotti
    Symphonie de Novembre, Domaine Cauhap�, 2005
    Lighter than you may imagine, the late harvest leads to honey
    and an acidity that will bring freshness to match the dessert
    Reblochon & Tomme de Savoie
    With biscuits
    Chablis Grand Cru, Valmur, Jean-Claude Bessin, 2007
    A white wine with cheese ! This final touch of this feast will introduce you to this modern concept
    The acidity of a this lightly oaked wine contrasts with the intensity and creaminess of the cheeses
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    To book please email or call 01865 552746

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