The Seattle Christmas Ships at Edmonds, WA
The Seattle Christmas Ship festival will be starting again the weekend after Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. The colorful parade of boats decorated with Christmas lights is led by the Argosy Spirit of Seattle which has a choir on board singing Christmas Carols. Each night for about a month they travel to a specific destination around the Seattle area People can purchase a ticket from Argosy to cruise on board the Spirit of Seattle or on one of the "follow" boats. Private boat owners are also invited to decorate their boats and join in the parade. On any given night the procession may include large vessels like tugboats and large luxury yachts to kayaks and everything in between. Spectators on the shore gather around bonfires in numerous parks to watch one of the best free holiday light displays pass by. Visit my Seattle Christmas Ships page on Squidoo for more photos, details and the 2011 Christmas Ship Schedule.