Featured image: A gingerbread houseboat from a previous Christmas Ship parade on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes)
The 2018 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail November 30-December 20. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information by day.
The 2018 Meet & Greet, where you can see the ships up close and meet the skippers, is on the weekend December 15-16 at the Public Dock near RiverPlace Marina, 315 SW Montgomery Street in Portland. The Meet & Greet starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 16.
The Christmas Ships fleets are also hosting meet and greets at the Public Dock near RiverPlace Marina and sailing in the Portland Winter Light Festival, weather permitting, Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3. For more information, check the Hub B page on the Portland Winter Light Festival’s website.
The Christmas Ships during a previous Meet & Greet at the Public Dock near the RiverPlace Marina in Portland (photo by Cheryl Landes)