Christmas Ship™ Festival

Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.

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Join us in 2014 aboard the Christmas Ship™ or one of the Parade ships that follow, or join with friends and neighbors to gather together for your own caroling tradition. If you own your own boat, feel welcome to add lights to your vessel and join in the festival and help form the largest holiday floating parade in the world! (We also have an option aboard our dinner boat the Royal Argosy, for those looking for a full meal and a private dining table. Or join our daytime Santa Brunches.)

Argosy Cruises is proud to donate a portion of all ticket sales to benefit The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, an annual program that raises money for several charitable organizations in the Puget Sound area.

Photo Credit Greg Shaw

Photo Credit Greg Shaw

Christmas Ship and December Event Schedule

Subject to change
*bonfire or special lighting

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 7:00pm-9:40pm
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
PERFORMANCES: 7:15-7:35 Carillon Point; 8:25-8:45 Meydenbauer Bay*
     Official Christmas Ship with choir on board SOLD OUT
     Parade Boat 'Goodtime II' following the Christmas Ship SOLD OUT
     Book Now Parade Boat 'Lady Mary' following the Christmas Ship

DEPARTS: Carillon Point
     Book Now Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise following Christmas Ship, 7:30-10pm
     Book Now for the Warm 106.9 Dinner Cruise following the Christmas Ship, 7:30-10pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23
FIRST SAILING

DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30pm-5:25pm
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
PERFORMANCES: 3:50-4:10 Waverly Beach Park*; 4:30-4:50 Yarrow Point Park*
     Christmas Ship with choir on board SOLD OUT
     Parade Boat Goodtime II SOLD OUT
     Book Now Parade Boat Lady Mary following the Christmas Ship

DEPARTS: Carillon Point
     Book Now for the Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise following the Christmas Ship, 3:30-6:00pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23
PARADE FINALE
 
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00pm-11:05pm
CHOIR: Seattle Girl's Choir - Prime Voci
PERFORMANCES: 8:45-9:05 Portage Bay; 9:45-10:05 Gas Works Park Grand Finale*
     Official Christmas Ship with choir on board SOLD OUT
     Parade Boat Goodtime II  SOLD OUT
     Parade Boat Lady Mary SOLD OUT
     Parade Boat Goodtime III from AGC Marina SOLD OUT
     Book Now for the Parade Boat Champagne Lady from AGC Marina (No Santa)

DEPARTS: Carillon Point
     Book Now for the Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise following the Christmas Ship, 8:00-11:00pm 

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