The Carol Ships’ Parade of Lights

Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do — By Natasha John on November 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

50 years ago, one of Vancouver’s great traditions was born and has been growing in popularity ever since. What started with one ship covered in lights, has multiplied into more than 50 boats dawning over 100,000 lights.

This parade on the water gives people a chance to “ah” and “oooh” from the shore, or experience it first hand as you ride along inside one of the brightly decorated vessels. The Carol Ships’ Parade of Lights starts this Friday (Dec 3, 2010) and the full sailing schedule can be found here.

There are a number of local cruise companies that will treat you to a traditional Christmas buffet dinner as you sail around and see all the sights and sounds of Christmas in Vancouver. So, if you’re looking to spice up your Christmas traditions, this is a fun activity for all ages and one that’s quite unique to Vancouver!

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