Parade of Boats Seattle, Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship, Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Marine Traffic Underway Source, The PNW Pulse

Parade of Boats Seattle, December 14th at 7:00 – 9:30 PM – The Annual Argosy Cruises, Christmas Ship Parade of Boats Night will add a special twinkle and high fun factor to Lake Union and the WA Ship Canal on the evening of Friday, December 14th.  Seattle boat and yacht owners feature brightly decorated boats that will meet on Lake Union and begin their promenade westward through the Fremont Cut by around 8:30 pm-ish. More than 65 plus boats register to participate each year, as per usual more expected this season. In addition to actual ‘registered vessels in the Parade of Boats’ in the Boat Parade, it brings out hundreds of other boat owners who decorated and bring out high holidays spirit. Of course all boat owners around the Parade of Boats on the evening of Dec. 14th are encouraged to register for Parade of Boats. Whether you experience the Parade from the water with Argosy on a private yacht or on a Lead or Follow Boat, on your own vessel as PART of the Parade, or as a spectator from shore at the official Viewing Party, it’s a holiday event you can’t miss!  In December 2018 viewing options are by land or boat, one of the largest holiday flotillas of its kind, the Christmas Ship Parade of Boats! Visit:

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Argosy Cruises: Christmas Ship™ Festival 2018

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™ is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities. around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to our ‘Follow Boats’ and to those communities gathered on shore throughout the waterfront regions of Seattle. Select your preferred way to experience the Christmas Ship and prepare for the holiday event of the season!  Visit:

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Argosy Cruises: Christmas Ship Festival – Lead Boat Experience

Join aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities. Guests are accompanied by Santa Clause and a live on board choir.

  • 2-3hr cruise aboard the Christmas Ship™
  • Choir onboard the 2nd deck
  • Boarding photos with Santa and an onboard reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’
  • Kids holiday craft area & activities

Argosy Cruises: Christmas Ship Festival – Follow Boat Experience

On a fully decorated Follow Boat you’ll enjoy views of the Christmas Ship™ and follow her to each performance site to hear the choir performances broadcast from the Lead Boat.

  • 2-3hr cruise following the Christmas Ship™
  • Broadcast choir performance from Lead Boat
  • Boarding photos and Santa* onboard
  • Kids holiday craft bags 

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Argosy Cruises, Christmas Ship Festival, is proud to donate a portion of all Christmas Ship Festival proceeds to The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy Fund for the Needy, an annual program that raises money for several local charitable organizations in the Puget Sound area, allowing them to continue to provide valuable programs and services.


Please practice safe PNW boating this holiday season!