When many people picture Christmas time, they think of wintry scenes in snowy locales that set the stage for Santa’s arrival. Yet in destinations where the temps are warmer, the season is celebrated with equally festive cheer — they just get to do so under sunny skies. Take for example Marina del Rey, celebrated for its beautiful waterfront views, year-round outdoor dining at award-winning restaurants, and a relaxed, California vibe. It’s a location that can quite literally warm the body, soul, and spirit with its holiday events, plus attractions that include spectacular sea life, beautiful Burton W. Chace Park, and several stunning beach spots. Of course, whenever you choose a City Cruises experience, you’ll get to see them all at once.


Have Your Holiday on the High Seas with City Cruises

ホリデー・トーストEveryone knows brunch is one of the most popular meals of the day, so if you can enjoy it in a way that elevates your Christmas Eve day experience, why not do it? It’s the ultimate gift, and that’s where our マリーナ・デル・レイ クリスマスイブ プレミアブランチクルーズ comes in. The magic of the season is especially festive when you opt for our freshly chef-prepared holiday feast of entrees, salads, and desserts, first-rate hospitality, festive décor, and full bar service complete with innovative cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase. Onboard, the area’s breathtaking views of Southern California’s world-famous beaches and pristine harbors are right in your sights from our climate-controlled interiors and open-air outdoor decks, while live entertainment infuses the celebration. Over the course of two hours, you can raise a glass to toast the occasion with free-flowing champagne, mimosas, and sparkling cider. The dress code is casual attire, so you can sit just sit back and relax. Plus, if you want to customize the experience, additional upgrades are available, and we’ll guarantee a table for your party size.

For those who prefer a sundown event to usher in Christmas Eve, the Marina del Rey Christmas Eve Premier Dinner is a two-and-a-half hour holiday experience you’ll definitely want to indulge in. Amid the festive surroundings, you’ll enjoy an enticing dinner buffet freshly prepared by our resident chef and imbibe on innovative cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase from our fully stocked bar. You can also hit the dance floor with tunes provided by the live DJ entertainment. The scenic Marina del Rey views from the climate-controlled interiors and open-air outdoor decks let you take in the spectacular sights from a comfortable distance. In fact, you can even reserve a window table to ensure you see everything as up close as possible, and we guarantee tables can be catered to your party size. Attire is semi-formal so dress to impress. Additional upgrades can also be requested to further customize the experience.


Celebrate Christmas Day in Marina del Rey


Now what about Christmas Day you ask? Don’t worry. There’s a cruise for that too, and one that ensures the holiday stress of hosting won’t fall your shoulders this year. In fact, we have everything in hand when you book the Marina del Rey Christmas Day Premier Brunch Cruise. From the freshly chef-prepared holiday brunch buffet and the well-stocked cash bar with unique cocktails, wine, and beer to the festive décor and top-notch hospitality, City Cruises delivers a Christmas miracle of the most relaxing holiday ever. On top of that, the stunning views of Marina del Rey, its pristine harbor, and Southern California’s globally beloved beaches make the perfect backdrop for the festivities, which you’ll celebrate from our vessel’s cozy climate-controlled interiors or the expansive open-air outdoor decks. Live entertainment sets a merry mood during the two-hour cruise, which also features free-flowing champagne, mimosas, and cider. The dress code is casual so you’ll remain comfy at all times; we offer a guaranteed table based on your number of guests; and additional upgrades if you want to customize the experience further.


Where to Head On Land in Los Angeles for a Jolly Good Time

In between one (or more) of your City Cruise experiences, you’ll want to check out what else Marina del Rey has to offer when you’re on solid ground — and during Christmas time, and beyond, there’s plenty. There are sandy outposts abound here, including Marina Beach, Mother’s Beach, Venice Beach, and Playa del Rey, while green spaces such as Burton W. Chace Park capture the holiday spirit with the yearly Marina Lights event where festive displays are aglow throughout December from 4:00-10:00pm. You can shop and stroll through Boardwalk Shops, Fisherman’s Village, and Waterside Shops for gifts, which are all equally decked out in holiday décor. But the signature event of the season? That’s the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade where visitors can bike, paddle, or walk all along the harbor to get a look (and snap some photos) of all the boats decorated and displaying their own merry and bright holiday lights.




Book Your 2023 Christmas in Marina del Rey with City Cruises!

No matter what you choose to do in Marina del Rey for Christmas, making memories is what it’s all about. Whether on water or land — and we personally suggest a bit of both — be sure to take advantage of the exquisite surroundings and indulge in some serious holiday cheer with the ones you love. Bring your family and friends for a stylish holiday on a City Cruises’ Marina del Rey Christmas cruise.