Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Christmas Ships
2015 schedule below
The Argosy Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for over 60 years. Its main purpose is to bring communities together to celebrate the holiday season. From the flotilla of ships to the crowds of people who gather onshore, this celebration is one of the gems of the holiday season. 

From the end of November through December 23rd the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. 

On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship. You can either get on board the Christmas Ship or one of the Parade ships that follow, or join with friends and neighbors to gather together for your own caroling tradition.

If you own your own boat, feel welcome to add lights to your vessel and join in the festival and help form the largest holiday floating parade in the world!
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2015 Christmas Ship Schedule:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Depart: Lake Union Park 7:00PM
Seattle Tennis Club | 8:00-8:20
Park Shore Retirement | 8:30-8:50

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 
Depart: Lake Union Park | 7:00PM
MOHAI | 7:15-7:35
Seattle Yacht Club | 8:05-8:25

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Depart: Kirkland City Dock | 5:00PM
Kirkland Tree Lighting | 5:00-5:10
Winder. Beach Club | 5:40 - 6:00
Gas Works Park | 6:40-7:00

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Depart: Leschi Marina | 7:00PM
Pritchard Beach Park | 7:50-8:10
Seward Park | 8:25-8:45

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
Depart: Leschi Marina | 7:00PM
Mercer Is. Beach Club | 8:05-8:25
Newcastle Beach PK | 8:55-9:15

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
Depart: Leschi Marina | 7:00PM
Gene Coulon | 8:00-8:20
Newport Yacht Club | 8:50-9:10

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
Depart: Kirkland City Dock | 3:30PM
Medina | 4:10-4:30
Houghton Beach | 5:20-5:40

SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5
Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00PM
Sheridan Beach Club | 8:55-9:15
Matthews Beach Park | 9:45-10:05

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
Depart: Leschi Marina, 5:00PM
Ferdinand Street Park, 5:40-6:00
Stan Sayres | 6:15-6:35
Mt. Baker Beach PK | 6:45-7:05

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
Depart:Edmonds Marina, 7:00PM
Edmonds Fishing Pier | 7:10-7:30
RIchmond Beach | 8:20-8:40

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
Depart: Pier 55 | 7:00PM
Manchester City Park, 8:05-8:25
Salty's on Alki | 9:15-9:35

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
Depart: Des Moines | 7:00PM
Des Moines | 7:20-7:40
Dash Point State Park | 8:20-8:40

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
Depart: Shilshole Bay | 7:00PM
Shilshole Bay | 7:15-7:35
Blue Ridge | 8:00-8:20
Carkeek Park | 8:35-8:55

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
Depart: Pier 55 | 3:30PM
Lowman Beach Park | 4:20-4:20
Alki Beach Park | 5:10-5:30

SATURDAY EVE, DECEMBER 12
Depart: Pier 55, 8:00PM
Seattle Aquarium | 8:15-8:35
Winslow Waterfront | 9:35-9:55



2014 Christmas Ship Schedule

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
Depart: Tacoma | 5:00PM
Museum of Glass | 5:00-5:20
Gig Harbor | 6:35-6:55\

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
Depart: Poulsbo Marina, | 7:00PM
Poulsbo | 7:00-7:20
Keyport | 7:45-8:05
emolo | 8:20-8:40

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
Depart: Shilshole Bay | 7:00PM
Chittenden Lock |, 8:10-8:30
Golden Gardens | 9:05-9:25

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Depart: Des Moines | 7:00PM
Brown's Point | 8:00-8:20
Redondo Beach | 9:00-9:20

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
Depart:: LK Union Park | 7:00PM
Westward & Little Gull | 7:45-8:05
Fremont-Ballard Bridge, |8:15-8:35

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 3:30PM
OO Denny Park, 4:00-4:20
Laurelhurst Beach | 5:00-5:20

SATURDAY EVE, DECEMBER 19
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 8:00PM
Juanita Beach Park | 8:25-8:45
Log Boom Park | 9:25-9:45

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 3:30PM
Kirkland Marina | 3:40-4:00
Madison Park | 4:40-5:00

SUNDAY EVE, DECEMBER 20
Depart: Kirkland Dock, | 8:00PM
Covenant Shores | 8:50-9:10
Madrona Beach Park | 9:35-9:55

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 7:00PM
LK Forest Civic Club | 7:55-8:15
Magnuson Park | 8:55-9:15

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 3:00PM
Mercerwood Shore | 4:00-4:20
Beaux Arts | 4:35-4:55

TUESDAY EVE, DECEMBER 22 
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 8:00PM
Meydenbauer Bay | 9:00-9:20
Carillon Point | 10:00-10:20

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 3:30PM
Waverly Beach Park | 3:50-4:10
Yarrow Point Park | 4:30-4:50

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 
EVENING GRAND FINALE
Depart: Kirkland Dock | 8:00PM
Portage Bay Park } 8:45-9:05
Gas Works Park | 9:45-10:05



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