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Christmas Ship™ Parade of Boats Viewing Party

The official Onshore Viewing Party

Friday, December 13 | 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Evanston Plaza on the Fremont Cut

2019 Parade of Boats Category Winners

  • Best Powerboat: Maximo
  • Best Sailboat: Agora
  • Most Unique: Patricia La-Rae
  • Best Sports Theme: Deception
  • Best in Show: Patricia La-Rae

Join Argosy Cruises for the Christmas Ship™ Festival 5th Annual Parade of Boats official onshore viewing party on Friday, December 13 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Evanston Plaza in the Fremont Lake Union Center (off of Evanston Ave North and North Northlake Way). Decorated boats from all over the region convene and promenade around Lake Union, then travel westward through the Fremont Cut. The Dickens Carolers will also perform from aboard the official Christmas Ship™ as she cruises through the Fremont Cut.

Warm106.9, Seattle’s Christmas Station, will be onsite along with AJ. Take in the glittering procession and make sure to stop by the WARM 106.9 tent to snap a selfie with Wendell the Bear and say hello to the WARM team. Snag free almond roca and enter to win holiday prizes & games, all while supplies last!

Finn the Food Truck will be onsite with a variety of delicious food options, courtesy of Anthony’s Restaurants. Keep warm with hot beverages provided by Chayen Coffee Trailer.

Plus, you get the chance to vote for Best in Show! Voting opens Friday, Dec. 13 and will close Friday, Dec. 20 at 3 pm.

Location: Evanston Plaza in the Fremont Lake Union Center next to Phenopath Laboratories (off of Evanston Ave North and North Northlake Way).

This event is FREE to attend!

Interested in participating with your own vessel in the Parade of Boats?

A portion of all Christmas Ship™ Festival proceeds are donated to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.


The Christmas Ship™ Parade of Boats departs from Lake Union Park.

Parking Info

Map Legend: Pink = Cruise Route

Additional Details
Cruise route is approximate and can change based on each sailing’s weather patterns, vessel traffic, and other non-predictable factors, and based on our experienced captains’ discretion. Seating on board our vessels is first-come, first-served.

Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel

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