Christmas Ship Season Starts December 1 at Marina Park

For 62 years the Christmas Ship festival has thrilled both the young and old filling the air with the songs of the season as the parade of boats sails the waters of Lake Washington. This year, opening night for the Christmas Ships is December 1 at Marina Park. Over the following weeks that lead up to Christmas, the Christmas Ship parade of boats is also scheduled to visit Carillon Point, Houghton Beach, Waverly Beach Park, Juanita Beach Park and O.O. Denny Park. See complete schedule below.

Please visit www.argosycruises.com to purchase tickets.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, OPENING NIGHT

CHOIR: Con Brio Women’s Choir

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 7:00pm-9:30pm

6:30-7:00 Opening Ceremony, Kirkland Marina Park

7:05-7:25 Kirkland Marina Park

8:20-8:40 Gas Works Park*

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, FIRST SAILING

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30pm-5:40pm

4:10-4:30 Medina

5:10-5:30 Houghton Beach

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (With the Christmas Ship Parade for one choir performance) 4:00pm-6:30pm. Cruise departs from Carillon Point.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, SECOND SAILING

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00pm-10:30pm

8:45-9:05 Beaux Arts (private)*

9:25-9:45 Madrona Beach Park*

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (With the Christmas Ship Parade for one choir performance) 8:30pm-11pm. Cruise departs from Carillon Point.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, FIRST SAILING

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 3:45pm-5:55pm

3:55-4:15 Kirkland Marina Park

4:55-5:15 Madison Park*

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (With the Christmas Ship Parade for one choir performance) 4:00pm-6:30pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, SECOND SAILING

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 8:00pm-10:30pm

8:55-9:15 Sheridan Beach Club

9:45-10:05 Matthews Beach Park*

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (With the Christmas Ship Parade for one choir performance) 8:30pm-11:00pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 5:00pm-7:40pm

6:00-6:20 Tracy Owen Station, (Log Boom Park) Kenmore

7:00-7:20 Juanita Beach Park

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 5:00pm-7:30pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

Parade Family Buffet with Warm 106.9. (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 5:00pm-7:30pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 6:30pm-8:45pm

7:00-7:20 O.O. Denny Park, Kirkland

Please note: Very limited Parking this year, please carpool

8:00-8:20 Laurelhurst Beach Club*

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 7:00pm-9:30pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 6:30pm-8:55pm

6:45-7:05 Carillon Point, Kirkland

7:45-8:05 Meydenbauer Bay*

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 6:30pm-9:00pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

Parade Family Buffet (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 6:30pm-9:00pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 6:30pm-9:00pm

7:25-7:45 Lake Forest Civic Club (private)

8:20-8:40 Warren G. Magnuson Beach Park*

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 6:30pm-9:00pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

Parade Family Buffet (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 6:30pm-9:00pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 7:00pm-9:30pm

7:50-8:10 Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island

8:50-9:10 Yarrow Point Beach Park, Yarrow Point

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 7:00pm-9:30pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

Parade Family Buffet (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 7:00pm-9:30pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, FIRST SAILING

CHOIR: The Dickens Carolers

Depart: Kirkland City Dock, 3:30pm-5:40pm

4:00-4:20 Matthews Beach Park, Seattle*

5:00-5:20 Waverly Beach Park, Kirkland

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 3:30pm-6:00pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

Parade Family Buffet (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 3:30pm-6:00pm. Departs from Carillon Point.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, PARADE FINALE

CHOIR: Seattle Girls’ Choir – Prime Voci

Depart: 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*

Royal Argosy Dinner Cruise (Following the Christmas Ship Parade) 8:00pm-11:05pm. Departs from Carillon Point

*Bonfire Sites/special lighting (subject to change)