Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Christmas Ships
2013 Schedule is out - see 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. 

Each night, 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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2013 Christmas Ship Schedule:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 
KIRKLAND OPENING CEREMONY
CHOIR: Master Chorus Eastside  
Depart: Kirkland 7:00 – 9:40pm 
7:10-7:30 Kirkland Marina Park* 
8:25-8:45 Gas Works Park*

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
SEATTLE OPENING NIGHT CEREMONY
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: S. Lake Union Park, 7:00pm-9:15pm 
7:15-7:35 MOHAI (SLU)*
8:15-8:35 Seattle Yacht Club

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 
CHOIR: Northwest GirlChoir - Amore
DEPARTS: Leschi Marina, 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 3
CHOIR: The Everett Chorale
DEPARTS: Lake Union Park, 7:00pm-9:45pm
8:00-8:20 Seattle Tennis Club (Private) 
8:30-8:50 Park Shore Retirement Home* (Private) 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
CHOIR: Snoqualmie Valley Girls Choir
DEPARTS: Leschi Marina, 7:00pm-9:30pm 
7: 50-8:10 Pritchard Beach Park*
8:25-8:45 Seward Park*

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 
CHOIR: Seattle Ladies Choir
DEPARTS: Leschi, 7:00pm-9:50pm
8:00-8:20 Mercer Island Beach Club (Private)
8:50-9:10 Newcastle Beach Park* 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Leschi, 7:00pm-9:45pm
8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon*
8:50-9:10 Newport Yacht Club (Private) * 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
FIRST SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Pier 55, 3:30pm-5:50pm
4:20-4:40 Lowman Beach Park*
5:10-5:30 Alki Beach Park*

SATURDAY , DECEMBER 7 
SECOND SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPART: Pier 55, 8:00pm-10:45pm
8:15-8:35 Seattle Aquarium/Seattle Great Wheel/Waterfront Park*
9:35-9:55 Winslow Waterfront Beach

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 
CHOIR: TBD
DEPARTS: Tacoma, 5:00pm-7:40pm
5:00-5:20 Glass Museum
6:20-6:40 Gig Harbor

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
CHOIR: Choir of the Sound
DEPARTS: Edmonds, 7:00pm-9:10pm 
7:10-7:30 Edmonds Fishing Pier
8:20-8:40 Richmond Beach*


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
CHOIR: North Kitsap High School Chorale
DEPARTS: Poulsbo, 7:00pm-9:05pm 
7:00-7:20 Poulsbo
7:45-8:05 Keyport
8:20-8:40 Lemolo

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
CHOIR: TBD
DEPARTS: Des Moines Marina, 7:00pm-9:45pm
8:00-8:20 Brown’s Point
9:00-9:20 Redondo Beach*


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Shilshole Marina, 7:00pm-9:15pm
7:15-7:35 Shilshole Bay
8:00-8:20 Blue Ridge
8:35-8:55 Carkeek Park*



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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
FIRST SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30pm-6:00pm
4:20-4:40 Medina* 
5:30-5:50 Houghton Beach*

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
SECOND SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00pm-10:30pm
8:55-9:15 Sheridan Beach Club
9:45-10:05 Matthews Beach Park*

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
CHOIR: Kirkland Choral Society
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 5:00pm-7:40pm
5:15-5:35 Carillon Point
6:25-6:45 Meydenbauer Bay*


MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 
CHOIR: Pacific Sound Chorus
DEPARTS: Pier 55, 7:00pm-9:45pm
8:05-8:25 Manchester City Park* 
9:15-9:35 Don Armeni*

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17
CHOIR: TBD
DEPARTS: Shilshole Marina, 7:00pm-9:45pm
8:10-8:30 Hiram M Chittenden Locks
9:05-9:25 Golden Gardens Park*

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18
CHOIR: Rainier Youth Choir
DEPARTS: Des Moines Marina, 7:00pm-9:30pm
7:20-7:40 Des Moines Marina Park
8:20-8:40 Dash Point

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 7:00pm-10:00pm
8:00-8:20 Beaux Arts
8:35-8:55 Luther Burbank Park

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 7:00pm-9:30pm
7:55-8:15 Lake Forest Civic Club (Private)
8:50-9:10 Magnuson Beach Park*


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
FIRST SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30pm-5:40pm
3:40-4:00 Kirkland Marina Park*
4:40-5:00 Madison Park* 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
SECOND SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00pm-10:55pm
9:00-9:20 Covenant Shores* (private)
9:45-10:05 Madrona Beach Park*

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22
FIRST SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30pm-5:45pm
4:00-4:20 O.O.Denny Park*
5:00-5:20 Laurelhurst Beach Club (Private)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 
SECOND SAILING 
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00pm-10:40pm
9:00-9:20 Log Boom Park, Kenmore
10:00-10:20 Juanita Beach Park*

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23
FIRST SAILING 
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30pm-5:25pm
3:50-4:10 Yarrow Point Park*
4:30-4:50 Waverly Beach Park*

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 
PARADE FINALE 
CHOIR: Seattle Girls Choir - Prime Voci
DEPARTS: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00pm-11:05pm
8:45-9:05 Portage Bay (W. Montlake Park) 
9:45-10:05 Gas Works Park Grand Finale*