Ford Holiday Boat Caroling
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Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

December 3-22, 2020 | Monday-Thursday: 6-8:15 p.m. Friday-Sunday: 6-9:30 p.m.  

Location: Start/End at Embassy Suites (River Level). Each caroling boat makes 1 lap around downtown (see map)


2020 boats will go on sale to return carolers on April 1, 2020. New participants may purchase a caroling boat beginning April 22, 2020.

Sing in the holidays by Caroling with friends and family from a boat on the River Walk. Celebrate the timeless tradition of spreading joy with a San Antonio twist.

The public is encouraged to enjoy the caroling for free from the banks of the river or while seated on a restaurant patio. Experience the sounds of the season as caroling boats float along the river in the downtown area.  See the caroling route map posted in the photo gallery. Boats randomly stop at restaurants.

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling is held:

Monday-Thursday: $125

Group A: 6-7:00 p.m.

Group B: 7:15-8:15 p.m. 

Friday-Sunday: $150

Group A: 6-7 p.m. 

Group B: 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Group C: 8:30-9:30 p.m.

To book a private one-hour caroling boat for your friends, family or group simply click on the link above labeled BUY BOAT NOW.

Boats are decorated with lights, holiday bling and include a driver, an iPod loaded with popular Christmas music and binders with music lyrics.  

Each boat can accommodate a maximum of 16 adults or if you have 12 or more youth, under the age of 12, the max capacity of the boat is 20 people. Caroling boats book quickly. Book early to secure your preferred date and time. Six caroling boats are slated for each of the time slots above. Larger groups may book multiple boats during the same time slot as available.

Other types of festive holiday music such as mariachis, bell-ringers, and bands, are also welcome to book a caroling boat.

Cancellation Policy for Holiday Boat Caroling

More than 14 days prior to event day: $25 service fee

7-14 days prior to event day: $50 service fee

Less than 7 days: no refund

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling