Whether you are young or just young at heart, Christmas is one of the most long-awaited religious holidays in the world. And in Sydney, Australia, this is celebrated for the whole month of December.

If you are thinking of vacationing in the Harbor City this coming month, one of the best ways you could really enjoy this holiday season is by getting on one of those harbor cruises.

While the picturesque sight of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge can be seen from a nice, seaside restaurant on a dock, nothing beats being on a ferry. The locals will tell you that this is the best way to see the majestic views of the city.

This is not just your average ferry ride that will take you from point A to B while you take selfies and pictures of the view.

A lot of these cruise companies offer the best gourmet dishes for lunch and dinner. This includes rock oysters, ocean prawns, smoked salmon, salt and pepper squid and other seafood fresh from the sea. Australia is also known for their lamb and beef so you can be assured that you’ll get the most tender, rare (or well done) chops you’ve ever had in your life. They are also becoming very famous for their wine so you should also try those.

But wait, there’s more!

While you’re enjoying your lunch or dinner, you will be entertained by some of the best local artists and performers. Usually, there would be bands playing familiar jazz or standards tunes. At times, there are DJs playing famous techno beats. There are also comedians ready to make you laugh out loud.

A lot of these cruise companies are offering daily ferry trips around the harbor starting on the first of December all the way to the end of year on the 31st.

Of course, the best day for you to get on one of those boats is on the 25th of December since they have a lot of surprises for their guests.

If you’re still in Sydney on the 31st of December (and frankly, you should be), you might as well get on another boat and see the extravagant fireworks display on the Harbor Bridge to celebrate the New Year. This happens every year, as you would see it on CNN, but this time, you’ll be there to witness it with your own eyes.

One of the companies offering this is located on Pier 26 Aquarium Wharf in Darling Harbor. There are a few others but you should grab your ticket as soon as you can because a lot of people, both tourists and locals, are out to get these as well.

Rates will depend on which part of the ship you’d like to stay. Some prefer to be in the top deck to see more of the views while others prefer to be in rooms with large windows for privacy.

There is no shortage of Christmas fun and holiday happenings this December in Sydney. If you are thinking of booking your trip soon, see that you also reserve tickets for one – or several – of these harbor cruises. You will not regret it!