“The Cinnamon Bear” began life in 1937 as a holiday radio program written by Granville and Elizabeth Heisch. The charming twenty-six chapter series was broadcast between Thanksgiving and Christmas for decades. Each fifteen minute chapter took the Barton Twins, Judy and Jimmy, on the search for the silver star for the top of their Christmas tree. Paddy O’Cinnamon, The Cinnamon Bear took Judy and Jimmy to the magical world of Maybeland in search of their star; on their journey they encountered a roster of delightful and enchanting characters, including; Crazy Quilt Dragon, Captain Taffy and the Candy Buccaneers, Wintergreen Witch, Jack Frost and, or course, Santa Claus!
So popular was The Cinnamon Bear that his holiday appearances in department stores across the country such as Lipman Wolfe’s (and eventually Frederick & Nelson), Weiboldt’s in Chicago and Weinstock-Lubin’s, were as popular as Santa! Portland Spirit has created a likeness of the original Paddy O’Cinnamon in a children’s illustrated book and has turned the Portland Spirit into Maybeland for a month of cruises every December since 2005.
Join us aboard the Portland Spirit as we magically transform the boat into Maybeland from the classic radio show and beloved children’s book. Magical fairies and elves will great you, as Captain Taffy and his crew get the cruise underway. Queen Melissa has story time, Presto the Magician performs his magic show and Cinnamon Bear himself will be there to take pictures. Runs weekends the month of December and the entire week of Christmas. Two hour cruise will keep the kids entertained! Make it your holiday tradition! Check out www.cinnamonbearcruises.com for information and to purchase tickets.
Saturdays and Sundays, Starting December 2 – 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm
Monday December 17-Friday December 21 – Noon-2pm
Saturday December 23 & Sunday December 24 – Special Evening Cruise – 6pm-8pm Monday December 24 – 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm
Wednesday and Thursday December 26 & 27 – Noon-2pm
$30 adults, $22 children ages 1-12, free for children under the age of 1. Includes one picture with the Cinnamon Bear for each child and a light snack buffet.
Vessel and Company Information:
The Portland Spirit is a 150′ yacht with three public decks, two of which are enclosed and climate controlled. We have seating for 340 guests on the two interior decks for a plated meal cruise and capacity for 450 guests for a reception. The Portland Spirit features delicious Northwest cuisine prepared to order in our on-board galley, several full service bars with a vast wine selection, grand pianos with live performers (don’t forget our singing wait staff), a ship-wide sound system, and a marble dance floor.
With the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in its backyard and Mount Hood rising from behind a sweeping skyline, Portland boasts stunning views. Determined to give their customers front-row perches to these vistas is Portland Spirit, which launches a cache of cruises that put the city’s sights in the forefront. Their Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler in Cascade Locks offers the Landmarks of the Gorge Cruise, in addition to the regulars, that ushers participants past historic attractions such as the steely mists of Multnomah Falls and the tree-dotted monolith of Beacon Rock. The Outrageous Jet Boat introduces locals and tourists alike to Astoria and Cascade Locks Oregon on their new Land & Sea Tours as well as introduces onlookers to the city’s 10 suspended structures on their Portland Bridges Cruise. With a quintet of vessels, a duo of land venues and myriad private events for guests, Portland Spirit also customizes jaunts for any occasion.
We are so excited to be giving away a family four pack of tickets for the Cinnamon Bear Cruise of your choice!
posted by Tabitha Rhodes