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.


Join us in 2015 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! 

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 Schedule

Subject to change
*bonfire or special lighting

2015 Christmas Ship Schedule will be posted in late spring 2015

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