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Christmas at Sea on Hyde Street Pier 2012

Santa in a rowboat.
Santa in a rowboat.
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News Release Date: November 26, 2012
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

Christmas At Sea on Hyde Street Pier offers unique family fun for all!
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 3:00pm, aboard Balclutha. Admission: Adults, $5. Ages 15 and under, free (with adult supervision). Free with national park passes.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park presents "Christmas At Sea!" This special holiday celebration features live music, refreshments, ornament-making, and a special visit from Santa Claus. All activities are held aboard the historic sailing ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier. The Dogwatch Nautical Band starts the festivities at 3:00pm, performing traditional sea chanteys with a holiday twist.

Kids of all ages will enjoy the popular ornament-making activities and refreshments from 3:00-4:45pm. As the band concludes its performance, a park ranger will read a popular holiday story. Another highlight of the celebration is the arrival of the jolly fellow in the red coat. Santa arrives at 4:20pm, and will listen to children's wishes until the program ends at 4:45.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov.safr/.


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Did You Know?

A white marking painted on the port side of Balclutha with letters and lines.

This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...