There’s still time to sail in a Spirit of Seattle Christmas ship parade

Featured image: The Spirit of Seattle docked at Lake Union in Seattle (photo by Cheryl Landes)

Seats are still available for some of the final Spirit of Seattle’s Christmas Ship Festival sailings this holiday season on the follow boats, which follow directly behind the lead boats in the Christmas ship parades.

All departures are from the Kirkland City Dock at 1 Kirkland Avenue, next to Marina Park in downtown Kirkland (view map and plot directions).

The Dickens Carolers perform on all sailings. They sing from the ship over the public address system at the times and stops listed below. Some locations are open to the public to listen and are flagged below.

Tonight, December 21
7-9:45 p.m. on Goodtime II

Dickens Carolers performances:
7:55-8:15 p.m., Lake Forest Park Civic Club (private)
8:55-9:15 p.m., Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle (open to public; view directions)

Tomorrow, December 22, first sailing
2-4:45 p.m. on Lady Mary

Dickens Carolers performances:
3-3:20 p.m., Mercerwood Shore Club (private)
3:35-3:55 p.m., Covenant Shores (private)

Tomorrow, December 22, second sailing
It’s sold out, but you can still see the boats and listen to the carolers from shore.

Dickens Carolers performances:
7:25-7:45 p.m., Carillon Point, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland (open to public; view directions)
8:35-8:55 p.m., Meydenbauer Beach Park, 419 98th Avenue NE, Bellevue (open to public; view directions)

Friday, December 23, first sailing
2:30-4:25 p.m. on Goodtime II

Dickens Carolers performances:
2:50-3:10 p.m., Waverly Beach Park, 633 Waverly Park Way, Kirkland (open to public; view directions)
3:30-3:50 p.m., Yarrow Point Beach Park, at end of NE 42nd Place in Yarrow Point (open to public; view map and plot directions)

Friday, December 23, grand finale
It’s sold out, but you can still see the boats and listen to the carolers from shore.

Dickens Carolers performances:
7:45-8:05 p.m., Portage Bay in Seattle (open to public; view map)
8:45-9:05 p.m., Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle (open to public; view map and plot directions)

Buy tickets for the sailings online or call (888) 623-1445. For more information about the Christmas ship parades, visit Argosy Cruises’ website.

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