The ultimate holiday spectacle
NEW! This year we are offering not one, not two, but three Grand Finale experiences. Be a part of the most dazzling nautical holiday spectacle in the Pacific Northwest. In the tradition of the Grand Finale, decorated boats from all over the region convene for the final performances of the Christmas Ship™ Festival. Be a part of the magical festivities!
Enjoy the festivities & music from shore at the Ballard Locks, Ivar’s Salmon House, or Gas Works Park. Seattle Parks & Rec is hosting the traditional Grand Finale bonfire at Gas Works Park at 9:10.
Friday, December 23 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Kick off the final day of the festival aboard the Christmas Ship™ as she makes her way into the Ballard Locks for the first of the final four choir performances of the year.
Friday, December 23 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Sail to the third to last performance location for over 70 years of the Christmas Ship™ Festival. Lights from decorated boats will begin to light up Seattle’s skies and set the stage for the final sailing. Join us aboard the Christmas Ship™ for a sailing you won’t forget!
Friday, December 23 | 8:00 – 9:45 pm
Join us for the biggest event of the festival – the final Christmas Ship™ sailing. As is tradition, the Christmas Ship™ will cruise to Portage Bay & Seattle Yacht Club, then make her way back to Lake Union for the final performance to community boaters and to hundreds of people gathered on shore. Seattle Parks & Recreation is hosting a bonfire event at Gas Works Park.Fees Overview page.
Before you depart:
1Book your reservations
2E-pass or print at home
3Board your vessel