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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays on the Water

Sun, Dec 06, 2015 at 3:55PM

Happy holidays from all of us here at Monterey Boats! This season, you may be looking for ways to enjoy the holidays from your boat—or you may want to start a set of new traditions for you and your family.

We’ve got you covered with five great ways to celebrate the holidays on the water.

Deck your boat out for the holidays

Of course, one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit on your Monterey is to deck out your boat for the holidays! Now is the perfect time to add some festive flair by stringing up lights or adding festive throw pillows to your below deck space. If you want to take your décor a step further, your boat may even be festive enough to display in a local boat parade of lights—check with your community to see if there’s one in your area!

Host a holiday party on the water

What better way to spread holiday cheer than by throwing an on-the-water holiday party for your family and friends? Pick a time and cruise off to enjoy music, food and company on the water. You can even schedule to host a gift exchange on board! This is a fun twist on the classic office or home holiday party.

Watch a boat parade

Many communities host boat parades during the holidays to give dedicated boaters a chance to show off their festive light displays—and to give spectators a chance to enjoy the show! Take the whole family to watch this one-of-a-kind treat that only comes once a year.

Go caroling

Looking for a twist on traditional door-to-door caroling? Why not go caroling with friends and family on the water? Cruise through your local waterway while singing to your favorite holiday music or blasting it on your speakers—you’re sure to brighten the spirits of every boater you pass by!

Send out nautical holiday greeting cards

At this time of year, many families take photos to share with family and friends in the form of holiday greeting cards. If you’re looking for the next great way to share holiday cheer, why not take a photo on your boat and share it with your loved ones? A holiday card with a nautical theme is a fun, festive way to show off your love for the water—and there are many ways you can take one! Have your family don their favorite Christmas sweaters on board, or snap a photo at your favorite warm weather destination (and await the replies of family and friends who wish they were there with you!). No matter where you go or how you dress, your nautical holiday card is sure to be a hit among your loved ones for years to come.

With the holidays right around the corner, what seasonal activities are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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