Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Christmas Ships
2014 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, over 45 in total. 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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2014 Christmas Ship Schedule:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
  • DEPARTS: Lake Union Park 
  • 7:00pm-9:45pm 
  • 8:00-8:20 Seattle Tennis Club 
  • 8:30-8:50 Park Shore Ret. Home

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
  • DEPARTS: Lake Union Park
  •  7:00pm-9:20pm 
  • 7:15-7:35 MOHAI (S Lake Union)*
  • 8:05-8:25 Seattle Yacht Club
  • 8:40-9:00pm Westward & Little Gull

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 5:00pm-7:40pm
  • 5:10-5:30 Kirkland Marina Park
  • 6:25-6:45 Gas Works Park

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
  • DEPARTS: Leschi Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • 7:50-8:10 Pritchard Beach Park
  • 8:25-8:45 Seward Park

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
  • DEPARTS: Leschi Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:50pm
  • 8:00-8:20 Mercer Island Beach Club
  • 8:50-9:10 Newcastle Beach Park

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 
  • DEPARTS: Leschi Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:45pm
  • 8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon
  • 8:50-9:10 Newport Yacht Club

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
  • FIRST SAILING | 3:30pm-6:00pm
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 4:20-4:40 Medina Beach Park
  • 5:30-5:50 Houghton Beach

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
  • SECOND SAILING | 8:00pm-10:30pm
  •  DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 8:55-9:15 Sheridan Beach Club
  • 9:45-10:05 Matthews Beach Park  

SUNDAY , DECEMBER 7
  • DEPART: Leschi
  • 5:00pm-7:20pm
  • 5:40-6:00 Ferdinand Street Park
  • 6:15-6:35 Stan Sayres Memorial Park
  • 6:45-7:05 Mt. Baker Beach Park

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9
  • DEPARTS: Edmonds
  • 7:00pm-9:10pm 
  • 7:10-7:30 Edmonds Fishing Pier
  • 8:20-8:40 Richmond Beach

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
  • DEPARTS: Poulsbo
  • 7:00pm-9:05pm 
  • 7:00-7:20 Poulsbo
  • 7:45-8:05 Keyport
  • 8:20-8:40 Lemolo

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
  • DEPARTS: Des Moines Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:45pm
  • 8:00-8:20 Brown’s Point
  • 9:00-9:20 Redondo Beach

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
  • DEPARTS: Shilshole Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:15pm
  • 8:00-8:20 Blue Ridge
  • 8:35-8:55 Carkeek Park

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
  • FIRST SAILING | 3:30pm-5:50pm
  • DEPARTS: Elliott Bay Marina
  • 4:20-4:40 Lowman Beach Park
  • 5:10-5:30 Alki Beach Park​





SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
  • SECOND SAILING | 8:00pm-10:45pm
  • DEPARTS: Elliott Bay Marina
  • 8:15-8:35 Seattle Aquarium/Great Wheel
  • 9:35-9:55 Winslow Waterfront Beac

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14
  • DEPARTS: Tacoma
  • 5:00pm-7:55pm
  • 5:00-5:20 Museum of Glass
  • 6:20-6:40 Gig Harbor

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15
  • DEPARTS: Elliott Bay Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:45pm
  • 8:05-8:25 Manchester City Park
  • 9:15-9:35 Salty’s on Alki

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16
  • DEPARTS: Shilshole Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:45pm
  • 0-8:30 Ballard Locks
  • 9:05-9:25 Golden Gardens Park

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17
  • DEPARTS: Des Moines Marina
  • 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • 7:20-7:40 Des Moines Marina Park
  • 8:20-8:40 Dash Point

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • 8:10-8:30 Shore Club on Mercer Island
  • 8:40-9:00 Beaux Art

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • 7:55-8:15 Lake Forest Civic Club
  • 8:50-9:10 Magnuson Beach Park

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
  • FIRST SAILING | 3:30pm-5:40pm
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 3:30pm-5:40pm
  • 3:40-4:00 Kirkland Marina Park
  • 4:40-5:10 Madison Park

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
  • SECOND SAILING | 8:00pm-10:55pm
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 9:00-9:20 Covenant Shores (private)
  • 9:45-10:05 Madrona Beach Park

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
  • FIRST SAILING | 3:30pm-5:45pm
  • Kirkland City Dock
  • 4:00-4:20 O.O.Denny Park
  • 5:00-5:20 Laurelhurst Beach Club

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
  • SECOND SAILING | 8:00pm-10:40pm
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 8:25-8:45 Juanita Beach Park
  • 9:25-9:45 Log Boom Park, Kenmore

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 7:00pm-9:40pm
  • 7:15-7:35 Carillon Point
  • 8:25-8:45 Meydenbauer Bay

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23
  • FIRST SAILING | 3:30pm-5:25pm
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 3:50-4:10 Waverly Beach Park
  • 4:30-4:50 Yarrow Point Park

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23
  • PARADE FINALE 
  • DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock
  • 8:00pm-11:05pm
  • 8:45-9:05 Portage Bay
  • 9:45-10:05 Gas Works Park Grand Finale