Mariposa Cruises Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail CruiseFor Torontonians who want to show off their ugly Christmas sweaters, there’s no greater day than National Ugly Christmas Sweater day on December 18th and no better place than aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruise.

Started in 2011, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is traditionally celebrated on the third Friday of December and is an opportunity for people everywhere to wear their prized ugly Christmas sweaters throughout the entire day. National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is the perfect occasion for Torontonians who are looking to partake in some light hearted fun during the silly season and to forget about the stresses that often accompany the lead up to the holidays.

In celebration of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on December 18th, Mariposa Cruises will be setting out on the Northern Spirit for two different adults only cocktail cruises: an early evening cocktail cruise perfect for an informal celebration with coworkers in the GTA; and a late evening cocktail cruise, ideal for a celebration with friends out on the spectacular Toronto Harbour.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Cruise

Once shunned and ridiculed as a fashion outcast, the ugly Christmas sweater is enjoying a resurgence of popularity. It is finding its way into the closets and hearts of people everywhere, both young and old. While in years past it might have been a bit of a mission to find an ugly Christmas sweater short of getting your grandma to knit you one or scrounging for days through thrift shops, nowadays there is no shortage of places to seek out an ugly Christmas sweater in the lead up to the holiday season, especially in the GTA.

From your traditional tacky holiday sweaters featuring Rudolph, Santa and frosty, to the more recent trendy editions featuring sports teams and pop culture references, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to sporting an ugly Christmas sweater this year. As such, Mariposa Cruises is expecting a colourful and inspiring display of ugly Christmas Sweaters to choose from as the winner of their Ugly Christmas Sweater contest.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters - Cocktail Cruise

Guests aboard their Ugly Christmas Sweater Cruise can also pop into the bad Santa photo booth and dress up their ugly sweaters with some festive holiday props and commemorate their festive fashion choices with a complimentary souvenir picture.

Mariposa’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruises include fun food stations, hors d’oeuvres, an Ugly Christmas Sweater and Santa Costume Contest, a Bad Santa photo booth, along with their DJ playing Top 40 tunes and horrendous holiday classics to set the mood.

Full Details Below:

Friday, December 18th, 2015.

Early Evening Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruise: Boarding begins at 6:00 pm, with cruising from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Late Evening Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruise: Boarding begins at 9:00 pm, with cruising from 9:30 – 11:30 pm.

Tickets are $39.95 plus HST & HSC for either Ugly Christmas Sweater Cruise.

Full cash bar on board.

Must be 19 years or older to attend.

To book, please call (416) 203-0178 or you can book online.


The Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruise is just one of the many special events that Mariposa Cruises runs throughout the season. Check out our other upcoming Special Events.