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Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival

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The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival is your passport to a dazzling holiday celebration! From November 24 to December 23, guests can set sail on a 1.5-hour voyage of holiday cheer with the Spirit of Seattle, the official Christmas Ship, as it embarks on a journey to nearly 40 Puget Sound waterfront communities. As a cherished Northwest tradition that has been illuminating hearts since 1949, this festival is a timeless celebration where the joy of the season is shared from ship to shore. The Christmas ShipFestival is sponsored by The Seattle Times and is benefitting The Seattle Times Fund for those in need.

Unwrap Joyous Surprises Aboard

Explore a world of festive delights on every sailing (November 24 – December 23), with an array of activities and attractions to ensure you're entertained throughout the season. To uncover the complete schedule of all sailings and choir performances, click here. Tickets range from $40-54 and are free for kids under 3.

  • Santa Claus Sighting: Meet the man in the red suit himself and share your holiday wishes.
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas: Listen to this timeless tale as it's read aloud, adding to the enchantment of the evening.
  • Community Choir Performance: Be serenaded by the melodic voices of a community choir, making your journey truly magical.
  • Full-Service Bar: Satisfy your cravings with pre-wrapped sandwiches, fresh salads, and delectable snack platters (pre-order available during ticket checkout).
  • Specialty Christmas-Themed Delights: Delight in our exclusive Christmas cocktails and themed snacks that add a festive touch to your experience.

Experience the Magic on Special Nights

Elevate your holiday season by reserving a spot on one of Argosy's special sailings, designed to make your experience truly exceptional. Tickets are $74 on special nights and free for kids under 3.

  • Opening Night (November 24): Be among the first to set sail and kick off the festive season with style!
  • 8th Annual Parade of Boats (December 8): Witness a spectacular display of maritime splendor that will leave you in awe.
  • Grand Finale (December 23): Bid a grand farewell to the festival on its last day with a memorable voyage.

Family Fun Sailings

For families with little ones, Argosy’s 2 o'clock sailings offer an extra treat. Step aboard for "Cookies with Santa" and receive a delightful coloring surprise to make the experience even more memorable.

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