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‘Tis The Season Holiday Calendar

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December 1, 2021 Rae Baker

#TisTheSeason to bring some holiday cheer to our riders!

This month, NYC Ferry will be hosting giveaways, promotions from some of your favorite local businesses, and onboard activities.

Follow the calendar to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun. 


12/7 | Holiday Carolers Onboard

📍East River Route | 5:06pm from Pier 11

Jingle all the way into the holiday season with the Manhattan Holiday Carolers! They will be onboard our East River Route from 5-7pm singing a variety of holiday classics in traditional victorian-style costumes.

12/9 | Schmackary’s Cookies Onboard

📍St George Route | 5:14pm from Midtown West

No holiday season is complete without cookies and other sweets. We’ve partnered with Schmackary’s Cookies to help you get your fix. They will be onboard our St. George route starting at 5:14pm giving out their delicious cookies in a variety of flavors including classic chocolate chip, cookies & cream, red velvet and peppermint.


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12/13 | 30-Day Pass Giveaway


On December 13th we’ll be kicking off a week of giveaways with 30-day ferry passes to two lucky participants. We will be running this contest on our Instagram, so be sure to follow us and stay tuned for more details on how to enter!

12/14 | Snug Harbor Winter Lantern Festival Ticket Giveaway


The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is back at Snug Harbor Cultural Center for the third year where they transform the botanical garden into an immersive world of light. December 14th is your chance to snag free tickets to this magical experience, be sure to follow us on Instagram and stay tuned for more details on how to enter!

12/15 | Beanie Giveaway

📍 Rockaway Route | 5:15pm from Pier 11

The ride out to Rockaway can get pretty chilly in the winter months, so to keep you warm we will be giving away cozy NYC Ferry beanies while supplies last.

12/16 | Intrepid Museum Family Pass Giveaway


The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum opens up a world of possibilities. There is so much to see aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, from interactive exhibits to original artifacts. On December 16th we will be giving away a family pass to the museum which is good for up to 2 adults and 6 children.


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12/17 | Tote Bag Giveaway

📍Soundview Route | 5:26pm from Pier 11

Shop for the holidays in style with an NYC Ferry tote bag! We will be giving away totes on the Soundview route at 5:26pm from Pier 11.

12/18 | Immersive Van Gogh Ticket Giveaway


Immersive Van Gogh gives guests the rare opportunity to “step inside” and experience the incredible post-Impressionist works of Van Gogh like never before. We will be giving away 4 tickets to the exhibit to our instagram followers, stay tuned to our feed for details on how to enter!

12/19 | One Year NYC Ferry Pass Giveaway


We appreciate you! Our riders keep us going day in and day out, to show our appreciation we will be giving away an annual ferry pass to one lucky person. Stay tuned to our Instagram on December 19th for details on how to enter the contest.

12/20 | Children’s Choir Onboard [TBC]

📍South Brooklyn Route | 5:15pm from Pier 11

December 20th is National Go Caroling Day! To celebrate we will be welcoming Xaverian School Genesis Chorus aboard to brighten your commute with festive holiday tunes.


To stay up to date with all things NYC Ferry follow us on Instagram @nycferry and download the NYC Ferry App to plan your trip today!


Contest Terms & Conditions

30-Day Pass Giveaway

Winter Lantern Giveaway

Intrepid Museum Giveaway

Immersive Van Gogh Giveaway

One Year Pass Giveaway

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