• City Cruises York Christmas Party Cruise in York


Christmas Party Nights Afloat


Full of festive cheer! Don’t be left with ‘s-nowhere’ to party this Christmas!

Are you in charge of organising the office Christmas party this year and looking for a venue with a difference? Our ever-popular ‘Party Nights Afloat’ cruises are a great night out for large or small groups and sail on selected weekend dates in December. They are a much more economical option for smaller groups; you simply buy enough tickets for everybody in your party and then you will have a reserved table for you and your party either upstairs on the enclosed upper deck close to the BBQ or downstairs close to the bar.

Remember that fancy dress is welcome (and encouraged!).

Once everybody has eaten, the DJ will keep you on the dance floor with hit after hit. They will be playing all your favourite cheesy Christmas Number 1’s, from Santa Baby to the Stop the Cavalry, from All I Want for Christmas is You to Merry Christmas Everybody. They will no doubt throw in a few of your favourite dance floor fillers as well.

From the minute that you step aboard to the moment you return to shore, you will have an unforgettable time aboard our famous disco BBQ cruise. Our crew, chef and DJ look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Your ticket includes:

  • A glass of Christmas punch as you step aboard
  • Delicious 2 course festive BBQ buffet
  • Disco and dancing 

If you have a group of 20 or more why not consider your very own boat?

We have exclusive hire and can cater up to 80 guests for your Christmas Party. For private hire options on a Friday to Sunday evening, click here

Tickets for our Christmas Party Nights Afloat cruises or for a private evening cruise can be sucured with just a 10% deposit, call 01904 628324 for more details (only available for telephone bookings; not available for online bookings).


Cruise Details

Cruise Dates

Sailing every Friday and Saturday evening in December (plus Sundays subject to vessel availability)

Departure Time

The boat leaves at 19.00 (boarding at 18.45) from Lendal Bridge Landing and returns to Lendal Bridge Landing at 21.30.

Departure Point

Lendal Bridge Landing 

Ticket Prices

Online Price From
Adult (18+)


Sliced Whole Turkey Breast served in a Floured White Roll
Giant Cumberland Sausage Wrapped in Bacon

(Homemade Spicy Bean Burger and Mediterranean Vegetable Kebabs
for Vegetarians Only)

Chargrilled Corn on the Cob, Roasted New Potatoes
Roasted Root Vegetables, Gravy
Caramelised Onions
Seasoning, Mustards, Dressings and Sauces

Fresh Fruit Salad
Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Lemon Tart with a Red Berry Compote
Lemon Drizzle Cake


Dietary requirements

You can select “Vegetarian” when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For any other dietary requirements, give at least 48 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 01904 628324 or e-mail to infoyork@citycruises.com.

Important Information 

Important Information 

We do not accept STAG groups on this cruise.

This cruise is strcitly non-smoking.

If the river is flooded then your event may still be able to go ahead stationary at one of our landings at the same price. Refunds will only be given if the event is completely cancelled due to flooding.

Please note: 
For the comfort and safety of all, when boarding a City Cruises York vessel you agree to our passenger code of conduct.



Special offer at Kuda Nightclub

Free entry to Kuda

If you book tickets for our Party Nights Afloat Cruise then we can also offer you free entry to Kuda Nightclub, York’s premier night club! Not only that, but the “hen” in your party or party organiser if you are celebrating another occasion, will receive a free drink on arrival. The free entry is a saving of up to £6.50 per person!

The Party Nights Afloat Cruise finishes at 9:30 p.m. and you have until Midnight to gain your free entry to Kuda. Simply tell their reception team the name of your party organiser that booked your cruise tickets on arrival.

Discount on booth and drinks packages at Kuda


Subject to availability, you will also be able to receive a £50 discont on booking one of Kuda’s VIP booths and enjoy your very own private area of the club! This comes complete with exclusive table service by their team who are committed to making sure you can continue your party after your river cruise in style; whatever the occasion. Kuda have a number of package options for you to choose from,

Once you book your Party Nights Afloat Cruise, you will receive a ticket which will contain a promo code for you to use when calling the Kuda Sales Team. If they have a booth available that night, then you will need to arrive by 12 midnight; pre-booking a booth will also qualify you and your group for a free queue jump as well.

Kuda is approximately a 10 minute walk from our Lendal Bridge landing. 

We hope that you have a great time continuing the party with the Kuda team. For more information please visit the Kuda Club website