DSCN3266The season of goodwill, generosity, indulgence and merriment is no sooner here before it is over.

With November now upon us, it’s that time of year again. The Halloween décor has magically transformed into festive Christmas and holiday décor, seemingly overnight and the familiar holiday music and carols will be playing everywhere you go. While the days may be getting shorter, the beautiful festive glow of holiday lights will soon be on display. The holiday shopping rush will soon be in full swing and your calendar will be quickly filling up with parties and family get-togethers.

While two-months may seem like a good deal of time, it’s amazing how quickly the months of November and December pass. It’s the time of year when everyone’s time gets divided very quickly between family activities, holiday shopping and work engagements and can prove to be a tricky time of year to coordinate a holiday season get-together with friends.

Now is the time to start planning and prioritizing your holiday-season social calendar if you want to make the most of your time. Make a list of the people you would like to spend time with this holiday season and contact them early on. Friends in particular can be difficult to pin down for a date, as family tends to take priority this time of year.

Set your dates early with your friends before their calendars fill up with other engagements, especially if you want to set a date on a weekend.


While hosting a holiday gathering at your place may seem like a great idea at first, it can often prove to be overwhelming, as it adds more work and stress to your already busy schedule. Consider planning an outing where all of the details are taken care of for you, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the company of your friends, rather than scrambling about and playing host.

Save yourself some time and hassle by foregoing the tradition of exchanging gifts with friends and instead splurge on a get-together that is a little more unique and memorable. After all it’s better to have a great photo of you and your friends doing something unforgettable, than a thoughtful yet dull scarf to remind them of you.

A festive holiday dinner cruise is a memorable way to spend time with your friends this holiday season. Come aboard one of Mariposa Cruises holiday season dinner cruises throughout November & December and discover a winter wonderland out on the harbour during the 3 hour cruise. The holiday season dinner cruises include a delicious festive buffet meal, spectacular views of the harbour and city skyline lit up like a Christmas tree, as well as a DJ and dance floor to help you burn off the extra holiday calories.


Enjoy a festive buffet with all the trimmings which includes such holiday classics as a carving of roast turkey and a carving of prime rib roast beef. Indulge in the full sweets table with scrumptious cakes, Christmas cookies and fresh fruit. A professional photographer will also be on board to take a group shot of you and your friends. Group rates are available for bookings of 15 or more guests.

For a more lively celebration come aboard one of Mariposa Cruises’ upcoming Special Events.