The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™ is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to our Follow Boats and to those communities gathered on shore. Select your preferred way to experience the Christmas Ship and prepare for the holiday event of the season!
Lead Boat Experience
Join us aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities. Guests are accompanied by Santa Clause and a live onboard choir.
On a fully decorated Follow Boat you’ll enjoy views of the Christmas Ship™ and follow her to each performance site to hear the choir performances broadcast from the Lead Boat.
*Santa’s appearance on a Follow Boat is NOT guaranteed.
Welcome the Christmas Ship™ and Follow Boats from a community event on shore and enjoy a 20-minute choir performance, broadcast from the Christmas Ship™. This unique way to experience the Christmas Ship™ Festival is not to be missed!
Up close views of the Christmas Ship™ boats and Follow Boats
Live choir performance broadcast from aboard the Christmas Ship™
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Please Note: The below schedule only lists Lead Boat Events. Follow Boats will be added to the schedule based on boat availability and demand.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on August 16. Please check back the week prior for ticket prices.
Join us aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities. Guests are accompanied by Santa Clause as well as an onboard choir.
LEAD BOAT EXPERIENCEMORE INFO
Cruise on an Argosy Follow Boat and enjoy views of the Christmas Ship™ and other boats as you follow her to each performance site. Guests enjoy the choir performances as broadcast from the Lead Boat.
FOLLOW BOAT EXPERIENCEMORE INFO
Welcome the Christmas Ship™ from shore and enjoy a 20-minute choir performance, broadcast from the Lead Boat. This unique way to experience the Christmas Ship™ Festival is not to be missed!
SHORE EXPERIENCEMORE INFO
1Book your reservations
2E-pass or print at home
3Board your vessel