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!