Christmas Ship™ Festival

The 2017 Christmas Ship™ Festival – November 24 – December 23, 2017

Public Tickets On Sale Aug. 16

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!

 

There are three unique ways to experience Christmas Ship™

  


#1  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 on board choir.

  • 2-3hr cruise aboard the Christmas Ship™
  • Choir on board the 2nd deck
  • Santa reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
  • Kids holiday craft area & activities

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#2  Follow Boat Experience

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.

  • 2-3hr cruise following the Christmas Ship™
  • Broadcast choir performance from Lead Boat
  • Santa* reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
  • Kids holiday craft bags 

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*Santa’s appearance on a Follow Boat is NOT guaranteed.


#3   Shore Experience

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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Private Charters

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Schedule-at-a-Glance 

Click the small grey box below to filter by Departure Locations. And coming soon a filter by neighborhood to find a viewing location!  

Please Note: The below schedule only lists Lead Boat Events.  Follow Boats will be added to the schedule based on boat availability and demand. 

november, 2017

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24nov6:30 pm- 9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

25nov6:30 pm- 9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

26nov5:00 pm- 7:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

december, 2017

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1dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via the Hyatt RegencyDeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle

2dec2:00 pm- 4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

2dec7:00 pm- 9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

3dec2:00 pm- 4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

3dec7:00 pm- 9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

6dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Des MoinesDeparts: Des Moines Marina

7dec6:30 pm- 9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via PoulsboDeparts: Paulsbo Marina

8dec7:00 pm- 9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

9dec2:30 pm- 5:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *1st Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

9dec7:15 pm- 10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *2nd Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

10dec7:00 pm- 10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

11dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

13dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via EdmondsDeparts: Edmonds (Port of Edmonds Marina)

14dec7:00 pm- 9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

15dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake Union *Parade of Boats!*Departs: Lake Union Park Dock

16dec2:30 pm- 5:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *1st Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

16dec7:00 pm- 9:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *2nd Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

17dec2:30 pm- 4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

17dec7:00 pm- 9:10 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

18dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

19dec7:00 pm- 9:35 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

20dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

21dec2:30 pm- 4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

21dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec2:00 pm- 4:40 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec2:30 pm- 4:25 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec7:00 pm- 10:05 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *Finale Night!*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

 

TICKET PRICES:

Tickets will go on sale to the public on August 16. Please check back the week prior for ticket prices.

A portion of your ticket will go towards the Seattle Time’s Fund for the Needy.

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There are three unique ways to experience Christmas Ship™

Join us on board the Lead Boat, on a Follow Boat, or from the shore at a performance location!

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 EXPERIENCE

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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 EXPERIENCE

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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 EXPERIENCE

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Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel

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