Christmas Ship™ Opening Night

5:00-6:30pm 8:00-9:30pm
All Ages (4 and up)$72$72
Kid (3 and under)FreeFree
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Ring in the Christmas season

Join us for the kick-off of the holiday season and the beginning of the 72nd Annual Christmas Ship™ Festival! Santa will lead the countdown from the dock and light up the Christmas Ship™ with hundreds of shimmery lights to signal the start of the 17-day festival. This year’s Opening Night festivities include two sailings plus a new Opening Night Event with our neighbors on Pier 55.

Opening Night Event

We are excited to celebrate the start of the holidays with our friends and neighbors on Pier 55. Come down for a fun pre-cruise event featuring photos with Santa, hot beverages from Elliott’s Oyster House, Salt District, & Wing Dome, and giveaways! At 4:15pm, we’ll gather near the water to countdown to the lighting of the Christmas Ship™. Festivities start at 3pm and end with the launch of the second sailing at 8pm. More details coming soon!


Friday, November 25 | 5:00  – 6:30 pm

Departure: Pier 55
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance:  Don Armeni Park @ 5:35 pm

Friday, November 25 | 8:00  – 9:30 pm

Departure: Pier 55
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Elliott Bay Marina @ 8:35 pm (P)

5:00-6:30pm 8:00-9:30pm
All Ages (4 and up)$72$72
Kid (3 and under)FreeFree
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*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