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

* = bonfire/special lighting sites

Schedule subject to change

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
CHOIR: KIRKLAND CHORAL SOCIETY

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

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - OPENING NIGHT
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29
CHOIR: MASTER CHORUS EASTSIDE

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

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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

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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

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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

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 (FIRST SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

Depart/Return: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30-5:50pm
First performance: Medina Beach Park, 4:10-4:30pm
Second performance: Houghton Beach Park, 5:20-5:40pm

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 (SECOND SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
CHOIR: CHOIR OF THE SOUND

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

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
CHOIR: PACIFIC SOUND CHORUS

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

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
CHOIR: HOLY NAMES ACADEMY VOCAL ENSEMBLE

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

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (FIRST SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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 (SECOND SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
CHOIR: OLYMPIA YOUTH CHOIR - CANTABILE

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

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
CHOIR: NORTH KITSAP NORTHERN LIGHTS

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

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
CHOIR: THE SWEDISH WOMEN'S CHORUS

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

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
CHOIR: RAINIER YOUTH CHOIR (COLLA VOCE)

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

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
CHOIR: EMERALD CITY VOICES

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

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 (FIRST SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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 (SECOND SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 (FIRST SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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 (SECOND SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 (FIRST SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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 (SECOND SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 (FIRST SAILING)
CHOIR: DICKENS CAROLERS

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 (SECOND SAILING) - GRAND FINALE
CHOIR: SEATTLE GIRLS CHOIR - PRIME VOCI

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