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December Calendar of Events

December events at a glance.

Look at all Hornblower has in store in San Diego for the Holidays.

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San Diego December Events

'Tis the Season Holiday Lunch Cruises - Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, and 21 - What could be better than a holiday lunch on San Diego Bay? This cruise will get you in the spirit by providing you with a seated lunch prepared fresh onboard, holiday music, and panoramic city views. More information

Parade of Lights Dinner Buffet- Sunday, Dec. 9 and 16 – Watch the festively decorated local boats as they make their way around the bay. Enjoy the sights and lights from your comfortable table on board our yacht!  More information

Holiday Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruises - Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15 - A buffet style holiday meal will be sure to get you in the spirit! Toast to a great season with a glass of champagne, indulge in freshly prepared seasonal cuisine, and dance the night away on the outer decks. More information

Holiday Gala Dinner Cruises - Friday Dec. 7 & 14 
& Saturday 1, 8 & 15
 - The holiday season is a great time to be onboard a Hornblower yacht. Enjoy the moonlight, sip champagne and savor a three-course dinner. Then dance the night away or watch the San Diego sights drift by from the outdoor decks. More information

Holiday Champagne Brunch Cruises - Sundays, Dec.  2, 9, and 16, 23- Enjoy holiday tunes and a lavish brunch buffet featuring all the holiday fixings. Take a stroll on the outer decks and take in the beautiful San Diego scenery-in December! Perfect for the whole family. More information

Ugly Sweater Holiday Cocktail Cruise - Saturday, Dec 22 - Come aboard the only floating holiday happy hour in San Diego! Join special hosts Tati and Frankie from JAM'N 95.7, as well as STAR 94.1 and Channel 93.3 for the ultimate ugly sweater party on the water.  The cruise includes a boarding holiday cocktail and a cash bar with plenty of drink specials on beer, wine and Hornblower cocktails along with light appetizers. This is the perfect excursion on San Diego Bay or a great way to kick off a night downtown. Let's get ugly together! More information

Christmas Eve Brunch & Dinner Cruises -Sunday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve is about celebration and joy, and what better way to spend it than a buffet brunch or dinner cruise on San Diego Bay? Enjoy music from Carolers and all your favorite holiday dishes. More information 

Christmas Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises - Monday, Dec. 25 - Your family will appreciate the good food, views and holiday cheer onboard this year. Santa will be at boarding for photos and to make this a memorable Christmas for you and the family! More information

New Year’s Eve Celebration Cruises – Sunday, December 31 -Toast to the New Year under the stars aboard a Hornblower yacht. The champagne will be flowing, delicious food will be served, and guests will be dancing the night away. Choose from three distinct packages to make your night just right! More information

New Year's Day Champagne Brunch Cruises – January 1, 2019 - Fresh air and a fresh start to 2019! Start the New Year off with a lavish Champagne Brunch on San Diego Bay! The cruise includes free-flowing champagne and a lavish brunch buffet. We'll supply excellent service, food, champagne, and views while you just sit back and relax! More information

Whale & Dolphin Adventures in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum – Two cruises daily, December 2018 through early April Take a ride on the wild side on a Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure! Get up close and personal with Gray Whales, dolphins and other marine life. Cruises include full narration, on-board experts from the San Diego Natural History Museum, climate-controlled indoor areas and plenty of room on the outer decks. More information