Christmas Ships Near Mt. Baker

Branch and BowEvery year, Argosy Cruises runs it’s annual Greater Seattle Christmas Ship festival, featuring a holiday cruise that sails to over 45 waterfront communities in the Puget Sound Area.  The long running tradition (over 61 years) features holiday music from an on-board choir, full decor and a meal option.  Aboard the ship, passengers enjoy the sites of the season from the water.  On shore, many community members gather in anticipation of the Christmas Ships’ arrival to see the beautiful sights. This past Sunday, the ships stopped by the Seattle Tennis Club in the Washington Park neighborhood, but do not fear, you have plenty more chances to see the Seattle Christmas Ships.  They are visiting nearby neighborhoods several more times this Holiday Season.  The Christmas Ships will be in the Mt. Baker/Seward Park area this Sunday, Dec 5th.  The ships will start in Seward Park, at Ferdinand Street in Andrews Bay (a.k.a. Seward Park Bay) at 5:40- 6:00 pm, then head to Stan Sayres Memorial Park (a.k.a. “The Pits”) from 6:15-6:35 pm, and finally to Mt. Baker Beach from 6:45-7:05 pm.  If you can’t make it, the Christmas Ships will be at Madrona Park the Saturday before, from 9:25-9:45 pm.  If you miss either of these stops, the Seattle Christmas Ships will be up in Madison Park on Saturday, Dec. 18th.  The Christmas Ships will be there from 4:55- 5:15 pm.  If it is anything like previous years, then you had better get there  early.  If you don’t, you will have to park several blocks away from the beach, which ‘I heard’ is no fun running to when you hear the music start and you have a two year old in tow.  If you prefer a shorter commute, head down to see them at Madrona Park.  Don’t miss out on this long-standing traditions and see the Christmas Ships this holiday season!  Follow the link to see a full schedule of stops and tickets.