Gateway Clipper Holiday Cruises – Pittsburgh

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The Gateway Clipper Holiday Cruises offer three family-friendly events in December 2021 that you won’t want to miss. The weather is agreeable for daytime trips on the Pittsburgh Three Rivers and this is a great time to make family memories!

Christmas Ornament with text Gateway Clipper Fleet to promote Gateway Clipper Holiday Cruises for kids
Source: Gateway Clipper

Check out everything that the Gateway Clipper Holiday Cruises have to offer – as of the posting of this blog (December 15), there is still availability for all three options!

Santa Story Time Cruise

The Santa Story Time Cruise is offered on Saturday, December 18. The boat will leave Station Square at 10:30am and return at noon. There’s a super special guest, as if Santa himself wasn’t enough! BUDDY THE ELF will be there, too!

Cost: Children 1-12 $20; Adults $32
When: December 18, 10:30am-noon

Santa Fun Kids Cruise

Dance along with the kids, Santa, and a DJ while enjoying the decorated (and already beautiful) Pittsburgh skyline! This option is similar to other Gateway Clipper Holiday Cruises that adults might be familiar with, but full of kid-friendly fun. The ‘lil Burghers have done these dance party cruises for school trips and parties and absolutely love seeing our city from this point of view and dancing. Snacks and drinks are available at an additional cost.

Cost: Children 1-12 $20; Adults $32
When: December 18, 1:30-3:30pm; December 19, 1:30-3:30pm

Princess & Superhero Ball

Ring in the new year (yep, 2022 is upon us!) a few days early with the Gateway Clipper’s family friendly celebration at this ball. Kids will see their favorite princesses and superheroes from the movies they know and love. Not only will these characters be there, the DJ will be playing songs from their favorite movies and shows as the boat sails down the Three Rivers. This event is one day only!

Cost: Children 1-12 $20; Adults $32
When: December 29, 1:30-3:30pm


If you aren’t looking to take one of these Gateway Clipper Holiday Cruises (maybe it is too cold for you or your calendar is jam packed), consider a Gateway Clipper gift card for your person’s stocking.

Maybe the Gateway Clipper isn’t your family’s jam this time of year but you still love all things Pittsburgh. Check out our Pittsburgh Fun category for more ideas to check out!

Need something Pittsburgh themed for your gifts? Check out love, Pittsburgh for so many options!

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