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cruise logo Christmas Ship™ Festival

AdultSenior (65+)Youth (4-12)Kid (3 and Under)
Christmas Ship™$50$47$37Free
Opening Night/Finale/Parade of Boats$68$68$68Free

A Northwest Tradition for over 70 years

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 40 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard, to follow boats, and to communities gathered on shore.

10% of all Christmas Ship™ Festival ticket proceeds is donated to The Seattle Times Fund For Those In Need.

Tickets go on pre-sale for email subscribers September 20-21. Sign up to get early access to popular nights.

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We are requiring proof of full vaccination for all eligible guests (12 and up) or negative COVID-19 test for those ineligible to receive the vaccine due to medical reason. Children under 12 do not need to provide a negative COVID-19 test. Learn More


Three ways to experience the Christmas Ship™ Festival

If your party is larger than 10 people, please call or inquire about a private holiday charter

Take in the holiday magic aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle™, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities.

Christmas Ship™
Hop aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle™, and visit waterfront communities around Seattle.

This experience includes:

  • 1.5-hour cruise to a waterfront community
  • On board community choir
  • Photos with Santa
  • Reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Full-service bar with specialty cocktails, local wine & beer, and non-alcoholic beverages

Follow Boat
Take in the views of the Christmas Ship™ from onboard a Follow Boat as you follow the Spirit of Seattle to a waterfront community.

This experience includes:

  • 1.5-hour cruise to a waterfront community
  • Broadcast choir performance
  • Full-service bar with specialty cocktails, local wine & beer, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • A Follow Boat will be available Grand Finale only: Dec. 23, 8pm

Onshore Event
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™. Join us for the 6th Annual Parade of Boats Viewing Party Dec. 10th at Evanston Plaza on the Fremont Cut! View the complete schedule for onshore events.

Schedule


Special Events

AdultSenior (65+)Youth (4-12)Kid (3 and Under)
Christmas Ship™$50$47$37Free
Opening Night/Finale/Parade of Boats$68$68$68Free
*Price is pre-tax and excludes a web transaction fee. Prices are in US Dollars (USD). For a detailed breakdown, visit our Fees Overview page.

Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel

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