The Argosy Christmas Ship™ festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for 60 years. Its main purpose is to bring communities together to celebrate the holiday season. From our flotilla of ships to the crowds of people who gather onshore, this celebration is one of the gems of the holiday season. Choirs onboard the main boat sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. Parade Boats, or follow boats to the Christmas Ship do just that. They follow the Christmas Ship but do not have the choir on board. The brightly lit Parade Ships follow the Christmas Ship™. Boats that follow the Christmas ship are called Parade Boats and do not have a choir onboard. Many boats make up the parade ship fleet, including many of Argosy's own ships as well as privately owned boats from nearby marinas.
Event: ***Follow Boat*** To Christmas Ship
Vessel “Goodtime II”
Each person can go to the website and purchase their own ticket for the “Goodtime II” boat. You can purchase up until about noon on the day of the cruise.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 (VALUE NIGHT)
CHOIR: The Kitsap Carolers
Depart: Tacoma Glass Museum 7:00pm, Return: 9:45pm
7:00-7:20 Glass Museum, 8:20-8:40 Gig Harbor*
Boards at 6:15 at The Tacoma Glass Museum
The rate would be $27.38 with tax per person or with a boxed lunch $42.38 per person plus the cost of drinks.
On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship. If you own your own boat, feel welcome to add lights to you vessel and join in the festival and help form the largest holiday floating parade in the world!
In addition to good cheer, family, and friends, a portion of all ticket sales benefits The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, an annual program that raises money for several charitable organizations in the Puget Sound area.
To make a reservation on the Christmas ship or follow boat please call 206-622-8687.