I think we can all agree that in 2016 the holiday season cannot come any sooner, but don't worry, there are Christmas lights at the end of the tunnel! Waiting for us just around the corner is all the usual gift-giving, seeing of friends both old and new, but most importantly, partying.

Every year, Toronto delivers some of the best holiday-themed parties around completely spoiling us for choice, but go to one, and you've been to them all. That is unless you're heading to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruise that's hitting our shores this December.

On Friday, December 16th  (National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day), Mariposa Cruises - Toronto’s largest hospitality cruise operators - will be celebrating the holiday season in the best possible way: cruising through the Toronto Harbour on one of their luxury ships. With ugly Christmas sweaters. And cocktails.

The night is guaranteed to be unlike any other Christmas party you'll attend this year. Partying on a boat is awesome enough in itself, promising a night to remember (just go easy on the cocktails eh?), but being out on the water also gives you an unbeatable view of the city's skyline, all lit up like a Christmas tree.

This one-night-only event takes place on one of Toronto's largest passenger ships, so if you're looking for a totally unique way to celebrate Christmas with the squad - this is it.

There's a live DJ on board for the night, playing the perfect blend of Top 40 hits and Christmas cheese (there's no point denying it, you know all the words) setting the perfect mood, and with a fully licensed cash bar serving wine, beer, and specialty cocktails, plus freshly prepared hors d'oeuvres and food stations, they've definitely got all the bases covered. You just need to show up in the ugliest sweater you can find and start dancing.

To add to the fun and games, there's an Ugly Christmas Sweater and Santa Costume Contest with prizes to be won, so even the Grinches in your group have no excuse not to dress up. Topping it all off, they've also got a Bad Santa photo booth to capture your ugly side, and whether you've spent the year being naughty or nice, you'll get a keepsake photo of the night to take home with you.

So however you're planning on spending your holiday season this year, you can put partying on a boat at the top of your Christmas list and know that Mariposa Cruises won't just give you socks.

Quick details:

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016

Ship: Northern Spirit

Doors Open 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Cruising: 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Disembark: 11:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Cost : $ 39.95 + tax

Ages 19+ ONLY

Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time as this is a popular event! You can also check out Mariposa Cruises' Facebook and Instagram pages for more information about the night, and all of their other year-round events. Merry Christmas!