2017 Christmas Ship™ – Lead Boat

Get in the Christmas Spirit on the water with us on the Lead Boat, the Spirit of Seattle!

When you cruise on board the Lead Boat and official Christmas Ship™ you will visit various waterfront locations throughout Puget Sound, accompanied by a live onboard choir on the 2nd deck. At each location, the choir put on a 20-minute performance of popular holiday songs, broadcast throughout the boat and to those gathered on shore via a state-of-the-art audio system. Adding to the magic, Santa Claus himself is also on board to pose for photos and give a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Choose from a variety of dates and departure locations and get in the holiday spirit with Your Friend With a Boat!

The Lead Boat Experience on the official Christmas Ship™ includes:

  • 2-3 hour cruise on the Lead Boat to various waterfront locations
  • Boarding photo with Santa
  • On board Choir performance from the 2nd deck of the vessel
  • Santa Claus reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
  • Ho, Ho, Ho Contest and other holiday activities
  • Holiday Gift Shop on board
  • Kids holiday gift bags
  • Full-service bar and snacks available for purchase

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Special Event: Christmas Ship™ presents Caspar Babypants!

Casper Babypants (Photo Credit: Brian Kasnyik)

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 1:00 to 3:00 PM | Tacoma, WA

Bring your little ones and join us in Tacoma for a special children’s musical event aboard the official Christmas Ship™!  Dance, sing, and be silly as we sail with former rocker and Seattle’s favorite children’s performer, Caspar Babypants! After the show, enjoy cookies and milk and circle up for a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Santa Claus himself. This is an onboard event only. The performance will NOT be broadcast to other boaters or to shore. 

Tickets: Adults (13+): $34  |  Youth (4-12): $20  | Kids (3 & under): FREE

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In the unlikely event of artist injury or illness leading to the cancellation of artist appearance, Argosy will make every effort to find alternative onboard entertainment. In the case of event cancellation, tickets will be refundable via the original method of purchase. Guest cancellation policy.

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Schedule-at-a-Glance

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24nov6:30 pm9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

25nov6:30 pm9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

26nov5:00 pm7:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

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01dec7:00 pm9:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via the Hyatt RegencyDeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle

02dec2:30 pm4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

02dec7:00 pm9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

03dec2:30 pm4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

03dec7:00 pm9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

06dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Des MoinesDeparts: Des Moines Marina

07dec6:30 pm9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via PoulsboDeparts: Poulsbo Marina

08dec7:00 pm9:55 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

09dec2:30 pm5:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *1st Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

09dec7:15 pm10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *2nd Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

10dec1:00 pm3:00 pmCSF: Caspar Babypants Special Event via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

10dec7:00 pm10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

11dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

13dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via EdmondsDeparts: Edmonds (Port of Edmonds Marina)

14dec7:00 pm9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

15dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake Union *Parade of Boats!* - SOLD OUTDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

15dec7:30 pm9:30 pmParade of Boats *Official Onshore Viewing Party*Evanston Plaza in the Fremont Lake Union Center

16dec2:30 pm5:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *1st Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

16dec7:00 pm9:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *2nd Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

17dec2:30 pm4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

17dec7:00 pm9:10 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

18dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

19dec7:00 pm9:35 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

20dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

21dec2:30 pm4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

21dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec2:00 pm4:40 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Follow Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec2:30 pm4:25 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec7:00 pm10:05 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *Finale Night!* - SOLD OUTDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

23dec7:00 pm10:05 pmCSF: FOLLOW Boat via Kirkland *Finale Night!*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

 

View a detailed schedule by night, including departure location, onboard choir, and performance stops.

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Ticket Rates

A portion of all Christmas Ship™ Festival proceeds are dedicated to the Seattle Time’s Fund for the Needy.

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2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
Lead Boat
Select Nights: Nov. 25 - Dec. 23
Adult (13+)$44.00*
Senior (65+)$39.00*
Youth (4-12)$29.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREE
2017 Christmas ship Rates*
Lead Boat
Caspar Babypants: Sun, Dec. 10
1PM Sailing
Adult (13+)$34.00*
Youth (4-12)$20.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREE
2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
Lead Boat
Parade of Boats Night: Fri, Dec. 15
Single Rate (4+)$62.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREE
2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
Lead Boat
Grand Finale Night: Sat, Dec. 23
7PM Sailing
Single Rate (4+)$62.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREE
*Taxes and Fees are also added to the total ticket price at checkout which includes a 6% Web Transaction Fee and 10.1% State Tax (King County). For a detailed breakdown, visit our Fees Overview page for additional information.

Get the most out of the Christmas Ship™ experience!

Pre-purchase a boxed meal, commemorative scarf, and a photo with Santa Clause when you buy your Christmas Ship tickets!

Pre-purchase a boxed meal on your Christmas Ship™ cruise.
Boxed Meals are prepared fresh daily by Ingallina’s and pre-orders can be added during the booking process.

BOXED MEAL

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Available for both Christmas Ship™ LEAD and MOST FOLLOW boat sailings, pre-purchase a boarding photo with Santa Clause during the boarding of your Christmas Ship™ vessel.

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Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel

Share YOUR photos with us by using the tag #YourFriendWithABoat!

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