Christmas Ship™ 3rd Annual Parade of Boats Night

Witness one of the largest holiday flotillas of its kind, the Christmas Ship™
Parade of Boats!

3rd Annual Parade of Boats Night | December 15 | 7:00 – 9:30 PM

The 3rd Annual Christmas Ship™ Parade of Boats Night will add a special twinkle to Lake Union on the evening of Friday, December 15 between 7pm and 9pm.  Brightly decorated boats will convene in Lake Union and begin their promenade westward through the Fremont Cut around 8:30 pm. More than 65 boats registered to participate in 2016, with more expected this season. Whether you experience the Parade from the water with Argosy on a Lead or Follow Boat, on your own vessel as PART of the Parade, or as a spectator from shore at the official Viewing Party, it’s a holiday event you can’t miss!


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Join the 3rd Annual Parade of Boats on an Argosy Lead or Follow Boat!
Friday, December 15 | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Departure: Lake Union Park Dock (next to MOHAI)
Choir: Dickens Carolers
1st Performance: Lake Union Parade of Boats Show* (middle of Lake Union) @ 7:20 PM – NEW for 2017!
This performance will be in the middle of Lake Union for the boaters on the water participating in the Parade of Boats. 
2nd Performance: Fremont Rolling Show** @ 8:10 PM

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*Not visible from shore
**Visible from Viewing Party location

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

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3nd Annual Parade of Boats Night | Parade Vessel Registration

Join this holiday tradition by registering your decorated boat to be part of the Parade! Participating vessels will be judged by an onshore panel of local media and maritime personalities and awards will be given to the most creative and festive boats.

Vessel Registration Coming this Fall


Join the official Parade of Boats Viewing Party along the Fremont Cut!

Watch the parade go by with friends and family from the best spot on shore!

Viewing Party details coming this Fall 

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Ticket Rates

A portion of every ticket sold goes towards the Seattle Time’s Fund for the Needy.

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2017 Christmas ship Rates*
LEAD BOAT
Parade of Boats Night
Fri, Dec 15
FOLLOW BOAT
Parade of Boats Night
Fri, Dec 15
Single Rate (4+)$62.00*$52.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREEFREE
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*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.

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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