September 30, 2023
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The Jolly Express Starts Up This Friday

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Spa Creek sleigh ride is a most festive – and Annapolis appropriate – way to celebrate the holidays! Miss Anne will once again don reindeer antlers and a lighted red nose for the holiday season. Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® is proud to announce Jolly Express Cruises for the 2013 holiday season. Jolly passengers will enjoy hot cocoa, holiday music and lots of holiday cheer on a spirited 45-minute cruise of beautiful Spa Creek in Annapolis. Captain Santa is at the helm. Taking place in the evening, Jolly Express Cruise passengers will enjoy the view of the beautiful Annapolis Harbor and homes along Spa Creek at night. In the spirit of holiday giving, ten percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to Historic Annapolis, Inc.

“We are happy to bring the Jolly Express back for another holiday season. You can’t help but smile when you see Miss Anne cruising around with her bright red nose and antlers and Santa in the wheelhouse. We’re now in our third year of offering this festive cruise and it’s really become a popular activity for families in Annapolis,” says Debbie Gosselin, president of Watermark, “We also use it as an opportunity to support our partner-in-historic tourism by donating 10% of Jolly Express ticket sales to Historic Annapolis, an organization with which we work closely on our walking tours and field trips.”

Jolly Express Cruises begin Friday, December 6th and are offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (except December 14) through the end of December plus December 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31. Cruises run at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for Adults and $12 for Children 11 and under. Lap blankets are available for warmth. Advance reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased online at or beginning at 5:45 p.m. the day of cruises from Miss Anne’s captain at City Dock. Cruises depart from Miss Anne slip Annapolis City Dock, about halfway down the boardwalk under the lighted “Jolly Express” sign. Private Jolly Express cruises and charters are also available. For more information, call 410-268-7601 x104.

Annapolis Tours℠ by Watermark® celebrates the holiday season with Holiday Candlelight Stroll, a 1-hour evening walking tour through Annapolis’ historic district. A Colonial period dressed tour guide leads by candlelight and shares the origin of many holiday customs. Enjoy the holiday décor around Annapolis as you take a glimpse into what made Christmas the holiday celebration it is today. Offered on Friday and Saturday evenings (except December 14) from December 6-21. Tickets are $16/Adults, $10/Children 3-11, Free 2 & Under. Tours depart from the City Dock Information Booth at 7 p.m. Advance reservations available online at

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