Cruises and cocoa

California Sleigh Rides have been cruising Ventura Harbor for 35 years to take guests on a trip to see decorated boats and homes.

Cruises include holiday music and lights and a free hot chocolate and cookies on board. A cash bar is available.

Two cruises run rain or shine from 5:45 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:48 p.m. Dec. 8 through 14 and Dec. 17 to 21, including New Years Eve.

Only the 5:45 cruise departs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25.

The cost is $7 to $25.

Special Parade of Lights cruises at $35 run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 15 and 16.

Prepaid reservations are required; call (805) 642-7753. Go to for more information.