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The Christmas Ship Festival

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The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities.

Book a tour on one of the ships or enjoy the view of the boats and the music for free from shore locations. Select your preferred way to experience the Christmas Ship and prepare for the holiday event of the season!

Schedule:

Friday, December 17 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Madison Park Beach @ 2:35 pm 

Friday, December 17 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm 
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Madrona Park @ 5:35 pm 

Friday, December 17 | 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers

Saturday, December 18 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Matthews Beach @ 2:35 pm 

Saturday, December 18 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: Puyallup High School Norselanders
Performance: Waverly Beach Park @ 5:35 pm

Saturday, December 18 | 8:00 - 9:40 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: Puyallup High School Norselanders
Performance: Meydenbauer Bay Park @ 8:40 pm (rolling show) 

Sunday, December 19 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: Master Chorus Eastside
Performance: OO Denny Park @ 2:35 pm 

Sunday, December 19 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: Master Chorus Eastside

Sunday, December 19 | 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers

Wednesday, December 22 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers

Wednesday, December 22 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Medina Beach Park @ 5:35 pm 

Wednesday, December 22 | 8:00 - 9:30 pm 
Departure: Kirkland City Dock
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Yarrow Point Beach @ 8:35 pm 

Thursday, December 23 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
*Grand Finale*
Departure: Lake Union Park
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Ballard Locks @ 2:35 pm

Thursday, December 23 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
*Grand Finale*
Departure: Lake Union Park
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Ivar's Salmon House @ 5:35 pm

Thursday, December 23 | 8:00 - 9:45 pm
*Grand Finale*
Departure: Lake Union Park
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Gas Works Park @ 9:10 pm
 

Image credit: TIA International Photography for Seattle Parks & Recreation

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