If you’ve never done it before, the Christmas Ships are a Northwest tradition worth checking out!
The Argosy Cruise Christmas Ship Festival is an annual Pacific Northwest tradition, going strong since 1949. Each year, the Argosy Christmas Ship, adorned with twinkle lights and Holiday cheer, sets sail from a different port around the greater Seattle area. On board the Christmas Ship, a local choir serenades passengers with a 20-minute performance of beloved Christmas Carols.
The Carols are broadcast to the entire community through a state of the art speaker system, so if you can’t be on the ship, you can still enjoy the Christmas magic from a distance. Folks from all around the neighborhood gather on the shore to behold the glimmering lights of the beautifully decorated ship and to hear the Carols being sung on board. It’s a great opportunity for a bonfire and mug of cocoa with the kids!
There are multiple opportunities to see or be a part of the Christmas Ship, at over 65 different waterfront locations in the greater Seattle area. Each Lead Boat has tons of fun going on board, like
* Choir performance on board
* Santa Claus reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
* Ho, Ho, Ho Contest and other holiday activities
* Holiday Gift Shop on board
* Kids holiday craft area and activities
* Full-service bar and snacks available for purchase
Argosy generously donates a portion of all tickets sold to the Seattle Time’s Fund For The Needy, so your purchase of a ticket goes to help those in need, right here at home.
The Christmas Ships Festival is a beloved tradition around here for a reason. Be sure to experience it for yourself this year!
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