Canceled for 2021: Lake Merritt Water Sleighs and Caroling - 510 Families
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Canceled for 2021: Lake Merritt Water Sleighs and Caroling

The Lake Merritt Water Sleighs and Caroling event is canceled for 2021, but you can still take out a boat and sing songs with your family if you’d like.

A wonderful holiday outing is coming to an urban lake near you and tickets are already selling fast! Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from Dec. 5 until Dec. 24, families can ride a “water sleigh” on Lake Merritt for a special holiday treat. Rides are $8 per person or groups can charter a sleigh for $120 and bring up to 19 people, leaving between 3pm and 8pm (or 4pm on weekdays).

Water Sleigh on Lake Merritt
Water Sleigh on Lake Merritt | Photo Lake Merritt Boating Center

Tours depart from the Lake Merritt Boating Center and include hot cider and cookies in the Holiday Room before boarding. A tour in the dark will allow you to enjoy the lights of Lake Merritt and be a part of it by riding on a lit-up watercraft.

20 minutes is spent enjoying the treats in the Holiday Room and 40 minutes is on the water.

Holiday Carols on Lake Merritt 2018


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Plan your visit to Holiday Caroling and Water Sleigh Rides on Lake Merritt

Tickets are $8 per person.

Tours depart from Lake Merritt Boating Center at 568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA

Caroling is encouraged and song sheets are provided.
Call for reservations 510-238-2196 – City of Oakland – or check out the Parks & Rec PDF with booking details.


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