Santa’s reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes)
Update, December 4, 2020: All meet-and-greets have been cancelled this year due to COVID. The sailings continue as planned, except the Columbia River fleet will not go into Hayden Bay this year.
The 2020 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail December 4-22. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information by day.
The 2020 Meet & Greet, where you can see the ships up close and meet the skippers, is on the weekend of December 19-20 at the Public Dock near RiverPlace Marina, 315 SW Montgomery Street in Portland. The Meet & Greet starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 20.
The Christmas Ships during a previous Meet & Greet at the Public Dock near the RiverPlace Marina in Portland (photo by Cheryl Landes)
A gingerbread houseboat in a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes)