Christmas Ship™ Festival

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

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!

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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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Annual Christmas Ship™ Season Events

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Schedule-at-a-Glance 

Click the small grey box below to filter by Boat Type (Lead vs. Follow) Departure Locations, or Neighborhood.

Please Note: A Follow Boat is now available for Grand Finale Night. Additional Follow Boats will be added to the schedule based on boat availability and demand. 

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24nov6:30 pm9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

25nov6:30 pm9:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

26nov5:00 pm7:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake UnionDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

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01dec7:00 pm9:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via the Hyatt RegencyDeparts: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle

02dec2:30 pm4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

02dec7:00 pm9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

03dec2:30 pm4:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *1st Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

03dec7:00 pm9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Leschi *2nd Sailing*Departs: Leschi Marina

06dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Des MoinesDeparts: Des Moines Marina

07dec6:30 pm9:20 pmCSF: Lead Boat via PoulsboDeparts: Poulsbo Marina

08dec7:00 pm9:55 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

09dec2:30 pm5:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *1st Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

09dec7:15 pm10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55 *2nd Sailing*Departs: Pier 55

10dec1:00 pm3:00 pmCSF: Caspar Babypants Special Event via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

10dec7:00 pm10:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

11dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via TacomaDeparts: Tacoma (Dock Street Marina)

13dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via EdmondsDeparts: Edmonds (Port of Edmonds Marina)

14dec7:00 pm9:45 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Pier 55Departs: Pier 55

15dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Lake Union *Parade of Boats!* - SOLD OUTDeparts: Lake Union Park Dock

15dec7:30 pm9:30 pmParade of Boats *Official Onshore Viewing Party*Evanston Plaza in the Fremont Lake Union Center

16dec2:30 pm5:00 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *1st Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

16dec7:00 pm9:15 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Shilshole *2nd Sailing*Departs: Shilshole Marina

17dec2:30 pm4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

17dec7:00 pm9:10 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

18dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

19dec7:00 pm9:35 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

20dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via KirklandDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

21dec2:30 pm4:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

21dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec2:00 pm4:40 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

22dec7:00 pm9:30 pmCSF: Follow Boat via Kirkland *2nd Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec2:30 pm4:25 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *1st Sailing*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

23dec7:00 pm10:05 pmCSF: Lead Boat via Kirkland *Finale Night!* - SOLD OUTDeparts: Kirkland City Dock

23dec7:00 pm10:05 pmCSF: FOLLOW Boat via Kirkland *Finale Night!*Departs: Kirkland City Dock

View a detailed schedule by night, including departure location, onboard choir, and performance stops.

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2017 Christmas Ship™ Ticket Rates:

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

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2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
LEAD BOAT
Select Nights
Nov. 24 - Dec. 23
FOLLOW BOAT
Select Nights
Nov. 24 - Dec. 23
Adult (13+)$44.00*$34.00*
Senior (65+)$39.00*$30.00*
Youth (4-12)$29.00*$20.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREEFREE
2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
LEAD BOAT
Caspar Babypants
Sun, Dec. 10 - 1PM Sailing
Adult (13+)$34.00*NA
Youth (4-12)$20.00*NA
Kids (3 and under)FREENA
2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
LEAD BOAT
Parade of Boats Night
Fri, Dec. 15
FOLLOW BOAT
Parade of Boats Night
Fri, Dec. 15
Single Rate Youth & Adults (4+)$62.00*$52.00*
Kids (3 and under)FREEFREE
2017 Christmas Ship Rates*
LEAD BOAT
Grand Finale Night
Sat, Dec. 23 - 7PM Sailing
FOLLOW BOAT
Grand Finale Night
Sat, Dec. 23 - 7PM Sailing
Single Rate Youth & Adults (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.

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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