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!

Register Your Vessel for the Parade! On Shore Viewing Party

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

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

Evanston Plaza

WARM 106.9’s Allan and Ashley

What: 3rd Annual Parade of Boats Viewing Party
When: Friday, December 15th | 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Where: Evanston Plaza in the Fremont Lake Union Center
Cost: FREE!

Decorated boats from all over the region convene and promenade around Lake Union, then travel westward through the Fremont Cut. The Dickens Carolers will also perform from aboard the official Christmas Ship™ as she sails through the Fremont Cut, past the viewing party.

Join WARM 106.9 onsite along with Allan and Ashley from their hit morning show, Mornings With Allan and Ashley, helping judge the decorated boats featured in the parade. Plus, YOU can cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award on Argosy’s Facebook page! Take in the glittering procession and make sure to stop by the WARM 106.9 tent to snap a selfie with Wendell the Bear and say hello to the WARM team. Snag a free giveaway and enter to win holiday prizes, all while supplies last!

More Viewing Party Details

Vote for the People’s Choice Award


3rd 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 personalities and the public, and awards will be given to the most creative and festive boats.

Register Your Vessel

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Ticket Rates

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

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