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 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

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Lake Union Park, 7:00-9:15pm
First performance: Seattle Tennis Club (private), 8:00-8:20pm
Second performance: Park Shore Retirement Home (private), 8:30-8:50pm

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - OPENING NIGHT
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Lake Union Park, 7:00-9:20pm

Opening Ceremonies Timing TBD
First performance: MOHAI, 7:15-7:35pm
Second performance: Seattle Yacht Club (West Montlake Park), 8:05-8:25pm

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 5:00-7:50pm
First performance: Kirkland Tree Lighting, 5:00-5:10pm
Second performance: Windermere Beach Club (private), 5:40-6:00pm
Third performance: Gas Works Park, 6:40-7:00pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Leschi Marina, 7:00-9:30pm
First performance: Pritchard Beach Park, 7:50-8:10pm
Second performance: Seward Park, 8:25-8:45pm

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Leschi Marina, 7:00-9:50pm
First performance: Mercer Island Beach Club (private), 8:05-8:25pm
Second performance: Newcastle Beach Park, 8:55-9:15pm

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Leschi Marina, 7:00-9:45pm
First performance: Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (Clam Lights), 8:00-8:20pm
Second performance: Newport Yacht Club (private), 8:50-9:10pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 (AFTERNOON)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30-5:50pm
First performance: Medina, 4:10-4:30pm
Second performance: Houghton Beach Park, 5:20-5:40pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 (EVENING)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00-10:30pm
First performance: Sheridan Beach Club, 8:55-9:15pm
Second performance: Matthews Beach Park, 9:45-10:05pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Leschi Marina, 5:00-7:20pm
First performance: Ferdinand Street Park, 5:40-6:00pm
Second performance: Stan Sayres Memorial Park, 6:15-6:35pm
Third performance: Mt. Baker Beach Park, 6:45-7:05pm

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Edmonds Marina, 7:00-9:20pm
First performance: Edmonds Fishing Pier, 7:10-7:30pm
Second performance: Richmond Beach, 8:20-8:40pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Pier 55, 7:00-9:45pm
First performance: Manchester City Park, 8:05-8:25pm
Second performance: Salty's on Alki, 9:15-9:35pm

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Des Moines Marina, 7:00-9:30pm
First performance: Des Moines, 7:20-7:40pm
Second performance: Dash Point State Park, 8:20-8:40pm

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Shilshole Bay Marina, 7:00-9:15pm
First performance: Shilshole Bay, 7:15-7:35pm
Second performance: Blue Ridge, 8:00-8:20pm
Third performance: Carkeek Park, 8:35-8:55pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (AFTERNOON)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Pier 55, 3:30-5:50pm
First performance: Lowman Beach Park, 4:20-4:20pm
Second performance: Alki Beach Park, 5:10-5:30pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (EVENING)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Pier 55, 8:00-10:45pm
First performance: Seattle Aquarium, 8:15-8:35pm
Second performance: Winslow Waterfront Beach, 9:35-9:55pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Tacoma, Museum of Glass, 5:00-8:00pm
First performance: Museum of Glass, 5:00-5:20pm
Second performance: Gig Harbor, 6:35-6:55pm

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Poulsbo Marina, 7:00-9:05pm
First performance: Poulsbo, 7:00-7:20pm
Second performance: Keyport, 7:45-8:05pm
Third performance: Lemolo, 8:20-8:40pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Shilshole Bay Marina, 7:00-9:45pm
First performance: Chittenden Locks, 8:10-8:30pm
Second performance: Golden Gardens Park, 9:05-9:25pm

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Des Moines Marina, 7:00-9:45pm
First performance: Brown's Point, 8:00-8:20pm
Second performance: Redondo Beach, 9:00-9:20pm

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Lake Union Park, 7:00-9:00pm
First performance: Westward & Little Gull, 7:45-8:05pm
Second performance: Fremont Cut/Ballard Bridge, 8:15-8:35pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 (AFTERNOON)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30-5:45pm
First performance: OO Denny Park, 4:00-4:20pm
Second performance: Laurelhurst Beach Club (private), 5:00-5:20pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 (EVENING)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00-10:40pm
First performance: Juanita Beach Park, 8:25-8:45pm
Second performance: Tracy Owen Station at Log Boom Park, 9:25-9:45pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 (AFTERNOON)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30-5:40pm
First performance: Kirkland Marina Park, 3:40-4:00pm
Second performance: Madison Park, 4:40-5:00pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 (EVENING)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00-10:45pm
First performance: Covenant Shores (private), 8:50-9:10pm
Second performance: Madrona Beach Park, 9:35-9:55pm

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 7:00-9:40pm
First performance: Lake Forest Civic Club (private), 7:55-8:15pm
Second performance: Warren G. Magnuson Park, 8:55-9:15pm

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 (AFTERNOON)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 3:00-5:45pm
First performance: Mercerwood Shore Club (private), 4:00-4:20pm
Second performance: Beaux Arts (private), 4:35-4:55pm

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 (EVENING)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00-10:30pm
First performance: Meydenbauer Bay, 9:00-9:20pm
Second performance: Carillon Point, 10:00-10:20pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 (AFTERNOON)
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30-5:25pm
First performance: Waverly Beach Park, 3:50-4:10pm
Second performance: Yarrow Point Park, 4:30-4:50pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 (EVENING) - GRAND FINALE
CHOIR: TBD
Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00-11:05pm
First performance: Portage Bay Park, 8:45-9:05pm
Second performance: Gas Works Park, 9:45-10:05pm