Christmas Ship™ Parade of Boats

5:00-6:30pm
(Sold Out)
8:00-9:30pm
All Ages (4 and up)$68$68
Kid (3 and under)FreeFree
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The holiday parade of the season

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The Christmas Ship™ Parade of Boats always adds a special twinkle to Seattle. And this year, we are thrilled to include an additional parade that will precede the 6th Annual Parade of Boats on Friday, December 10.

New! Parade of Boats (Sold Out)

Departs: Lake Union Park, 5:00-6:30pm
Choir: PrimeTime Quartet
Performance: ASUW Shell House | Cruise Route

We are excited to kick off Parade of Boats night with a new procession that will set the stage for the traditional parade at 8pm. The Spirit of Seattle and community boats will convene in Lake Union and promenade eastward through the Montlake Cut to arrive at our performance location, ASUW Shell House. Be a part of this magical event aboard the Christmas Ship™ or participate with your own decorated vessel. Please note, this parade will not have an onshore viewing party. We recommend joining the 6th Annual Parade of Boats Onshore Viewing Party at Evanston Plaza in Fremont.

Boats interested in participating in this parade must be no taller than 42 feet to accommodate the height of the University Bridge, which will not be opened during the parade. Registration not required. Learn More

6th Annual Parade of Boats

Departs: Lake Union Park
Choir: PrimeTime Quartet
Performance: Fremont Cut (rolling show) | Cruise Route

As is tradition on Parade of Boats night, brightly decorated boats will convene in Lake Union and begin their promenade westward through the Fremont Cut. Catch the shimmery lights from aboard the Christmas Ship™, join the parade on your own decorated vessel, or gather at the official onshore viewing party for panoramic views of the flotilla. It’s a holiday event that cannot be missed!

Want to join the 6th Annual Parade of Boats with your own decorated vessel? Register your vessel.

The official onshore viewing party begins at 8pm at Evanston Plaza. Warm 106.9 will host and Chayen Coffee Trailer will provide hot beverages to keep warm. Plus, you will get the chance to vote for Best In Show.


Boater participation not guaranteed

5:00-6:30pm
(Sold Out)
8:00-9:30pm
All Ages (4 and up)$68$68
Kid (3 and under)FreeFree
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Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel