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Mark your calendars for November 25 through December 23! Once again, Seattle celebrates the season in maritime fashion. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has... Read More
Mark your calendars for November 25 through December 23! Once again, Seattle celebrates the season in maritime fashion. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Each night, a nautical parade visits different communities along the Puget Sound (45-plus in total), from Tacoma to Kirkland. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. You can also watch with hundreds of other happy revelers from strategic bonfire-warmed spots along the beach. If wanting to climb aboard, select from a number of cruise options (ride the Argosy Christmas Ship itself with or without dinner and music, or follow along in one of dozens of additional brightly decorated boats). The 2nd Annual Christmas Ship Parade of Boats Night takes place December 16, and the Grand Finale Night enlivens Seattle's waterways December 23.
- Holiday Attractions: "Find the full Argosy schedule on their website. Be sure not to miss the grand finale on December 23 at 7 p.m.! (Even if you don't book a cruise, watch from the shore in prime viewing spots like Gasworks Park.)"
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: Seattle anxiously awaits the annual Christmas Ship Festival, which fills the city's waterways with celebratory, caroling boats ranging rom Argosy Cruises to smaller, personal crafts.