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Weekday (Mon-Thurs)Weekend (Fri-Sun)
Finale Week (12/16-12/23)
Adults (13+)$42$50
Seniors (65+)$39$47
Youths (4-12)$29$37
Kids (3 and under)FreeFree
BOOKBOOK
21+ Follow Boat21+ Follow Boat
Grand Finale
Adults (21+)$50$68
Seniors (65+)$47
Book 21+Book 21+
Special Events
Opening Night Parade of BoatsGrand Finale
All ages$68$68$68
Kids (3 and under)FreeFreeFree
BookBookBook

A Northwest Tradition for 70 years


Book Schedule Special Events 

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, to follow boats and to communities gathered on shore. Select your preferred way to experience the Christmas Ship and prepare for the holiday event of the season!

Three ways to experience the Christmas Ship™ Festival


For groups of 20 or more, please call 206.623.1445

Christmas Ship™
Hop aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities

This experience includes: 

  • 2-3 hour cruise
  • Boarding photos with Santa
  • On board community choir
  • Boxed meals by FareStart available for pre-purchase
  • Kids Crew craft corner, sponsored by Seattle’s Child
  • Reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

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 21+ Follow Boat
Take the Christmas party to the water and enjoy ugly sweater contests, Christmas games, carols and more!

This experience includes:

  • 2-3 hour cruise
  • Boarding photos with Santa
  • Broadcast choir performance from the Christmas Ship™
  • Boxed meals by FareStart available for pre-purchase
  • Rotating party themes each week

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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™. View the complete schedule for onshore events.

Schedule


Special Events


2019 Christmas Ship™ Schedule-at-a-Glance

Click the small grey box below to filter by Boat Type, Departure Locations, or Neighborhood.
Red Dates = Christmas Ship™
Green Dates = 21+ Follow Boat
Gold Dates = Special Event
Grey Dates = Sold Out

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01dec2:00 pm4:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from Shilshole BayDeparts: Shilshole Bay Marina

01dec7:00 pm9:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from Shilshole BayDeparts: Shilshole Bay Marina

03dec6:30 pm9:30 pmChristmas Ship™ from PoulsboDeparts: Port of Poulsbo

04dec6:30 pm9:30 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

05dec6:30 pm9:15 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

06dec6:30 pm9:25 pmChristmas Ship™ from Kirkland City DockDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

07dec1:00 pm3:40 pmChristmas Ship™ from Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

07dec7:00 pm10:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

08dec5:30 pm8:30 pmChristmas Ship™ from TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock St Marina)

09dec6:30 pm9:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock St Marina)

11dec7:00 pm9:15 pmChristmas Ship™ from EdmondsDeparts: Edmonds

12dec7:00 pm9:20 pmChristmas Ship™ from Des MoinesDeparts: Des Moines

13dec7:00 pm9:30 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union Park *Parade of Boats*Departs: Lake Union Park

14dec2:00 pm4:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from Hyatt Regency Lake WADeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake WA

14dec7:00 pm9:45 pmChristmas Ship™ from Hyatt Regency Lake WADeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake WA

15dec2:00 pm4:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from Hyatt Regency Lake WADeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake WA

15dec6:30 pm9:10 pmChristmas Ship™ from Hyatt Regency Lake WADeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake WA

16dec6:30 pm9:15 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

16dec6:30 pm9:15 pm21+ Follow Boat from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

17dec6:30 pm9:20 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

17dec6:30 pm9:20 pm21+ Follow Boat from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

18dec6:30 pm9:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

19dec6:30 pm9:30 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

20dec6:30 pm8:35 pmChristmas Ship™ from Kirkland City DockDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

21dec2:00 pm4:15 pmChristmas Ship™ from Kirkland City DockDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

21dec6:30 pm9:30 pmChristmas Ship™ from Kirkland City DockDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

22dec1:30 pm4:05 pmChristmas Ship™ from Kirkland City DockDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

22dec6:30 pm9:10 pmChristmas Ship™ from Kirkland City DockDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

22dec6:30 pm9:10 pm21+ Follow Boat from Kirkland City DockDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

23dec2:00 pm5:00 pm21+ Follow Boat from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

23dec2:00 pm5:00 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union ParkDeparts: Lake Union Park

23dec7:00 pm9:30 pm21+ Follow Boat from Lake Union Park *Grand Finale*Departs: Lake Union Park

23dec7:00 pm9:30 pmChristmas Ship™ from Lake Union Park *Grand Finale*Departs: Lake Union Park


A portion of all Christmas Ship™ Festival proceeds are donated to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.

Weekday (Mon-Thurs)Weekend (Fri-Sun)
Finale Week (12/16-12/23)
Adults (13+)$42$50
Seniors (65+)$39$47
Youths (4-12)$29$37
Kids (3 and under)FreeFree
BOOKBOOK
21+ Follow Boat21+ Follow Boat
Grand Finale
Adults (21+)$50$68
Seniors (65+)$47
Book 21+Book 21+
Special Events
Opening Night Parade of BoatsGrand Finale
All ages$68$68$68
Kids (3 and under)FreeFreeFree
BookBookBook
*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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