There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays with Mariposa Cruises this season. Whether you are looking for a unique event venue to celebrate with family, friends, or coworkers, or you want to get into the holiday spirit, we have just the festive event for you! This season, experience winter cruising from the warmth and comfort of the two largest ships in the harbour. The Captain Matthew Flinders and The Northern Spirit offer fully heated and festively decorated interior dining spaces from which to enjoy the winter wonderland of Toronto waterfront and  skyline–all lit up like a Christmas tree!

Here are 5 great reasons to get on board a Mariposa Cruise this season!

1. Holiday and Christmas Party planning made easy.













It’s holiday party planning time, and if you’re looking for a truly distinct experience for your guests this year, why not set your event against the backdrop of the Toronto skyline and harbour?  Our one-stop Holiday packages wrap up all the party details- it’s easy!

Our Winter Wonderland and Festive Holiday Dinner Cruise Packages offer two delicious menu options at great prices and include:

  • A fully heated and festively decorated interior dining space with dance floor aboard two of the largest ships in the harbour
  • 4 hours on board with 3 hours of scenic cruising and breathtaking views of the skyline and harbour
  • A DJ & professional sound system
  • A festive buffet dinner prepared fresh with all the trimmings
  • A fully licensed cash bar

We can customize any event to suit your style and budget, from menu selection and beverage options to great holiday entertainment. Whether you choose one private deck, the entire ship or join others on a public cruise, Mariposa Cruises has the holiday party solutions for groups ranging from 20 to 560 people.

2. Brunch with Santa–fun for the whole family!


Join us for a Mariposa Cruises tradition: The 11th Annual Santa Brunch Cruise aboard The Northern Spirit on Sunday December 18th. We`re serving up a delicious buffet brunch menu, and we’ve got plenty of on board activities and games for the kids. Visit with Santa Claus and take home a complimentary family photo to mark the occasion.

3. Celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on Friday December 16th.


Get decked out in your ugliest Christmas sweater and come aboard our Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruise for some yuletide cheer. We’re serving up fun food stations and tasty hors d`oeuvres; there’s also  a complimentary Bad Santa photo booth, cheesy holiday tunes and 3 hours of scenic cruising–all sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Plus we`re holding an Ugly Christmas Sweater & Santa Costume contest –the most hideous costume wins!  Ages 19+ only.

4. Cruise into 2017 on New Year’s Eve.

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For a truly magical evening, celebrate the New Year on the Toronto Harbour! We have two special  New Year’s Eve Cruises: Our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner aboard the Northern Spirit offers a full-out traditional celebration and festive deluxe buffet dinner. For a more casual affair, guests can cruise into the New Year over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on our New Year’s Eve Cocktail Cruise aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders. Both cruises include 3 hours of scenic cruising, a sparkling wine toast at midnight, party favours, a DJ to set the mood, and much more.

5. It’s a wonderful time of year on the Harbourfront!


Christmastime in the city! Whether you’re visiting Toronto over the holiday season or just rediscovering your city, there are plenty of festivals, fairs and performances taking place along the Harbourfront this season. Top off a perfect day with a Scenic Dinner Cruise or come aboard for one of our special event cruises and make memories this season!

Be a part of the festivities. Mariposa Cruises welcomes you aboard!