Christmas Ships

Annual Christmas Ship Festival
November 24 – December 23
Seattle Area


The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, around 65 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. Follow along in the boat parade from your own decorated craft.

If you’re not into a nautical evening, enjoy the Christmas Ships on shore, as thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating their arrival.


Sailings have various departure times.


Departures at various marinas in the Seattle area; Edmonds, Lake Union, Kirkland City Dock, Leschi Marina, Poulsbo, Des Moines Marina, Shilshole Marina, Tacoma, Seattle Waterfront Pier 55.


Christmas ship sailings and details here