Merry and bright on the New River

Christmas in South Florida means taking in the sights on the Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale's Holiday Lights cruises

You can drive around your neighborhood to take in the Christmas lights.

Or you can see the lights glistening on the mansions of the New River.

If you’ll take the latter (like us), then you’ll be glad to know that tomorrow Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale starts their annual Holiday Lights cruises. On these 90-minute cruises, locals enjoy on-board entertainment, cash bar with holiday cocktails and holiday drinks for children. Plus, there’s photo opps galore.

Find the details below and get make your holidays bright!


When: 6:30 p.m. every night from Nov. 30-Dec. 12 (boarding time is 6:15 p.m.)

6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Dec. 13-23 (boarding time is 8:15 p.m.)

Where: Departing from Stop 1, 335 SE Sixth Ave. on the intracoastal between Cheesecake Factory and Stranahan House.

Tickets: $30 for adults; $15 for children 5-12

Info: or 954.467.6677

Note: Cruises are held rain or shine. Arrive 20-30 before departure. Parking is available at the garage or meters and visitors are recommended to put in a minimum of 2 to 2 ½ hours on meter.

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