Santa’s reindeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes)
In 2022, the Christmas Ships Fleet will celebrate 68 years of sailing, bringing holiday joy to spectators from St. Helens, Oregon, to Camas-Washougal, Washington, on the Columbia River and from Portland to Lake Oswego, Oregon, on the Willamette River.
The 2022 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail December 2-21. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information by day.
The 2022 Meet & Greet, where you can see the ships up close and meet the skippers, is on the weekend of December 17-18 at the Public Dock near RiverPlace Marina, 1510 SW Harbor Way in Portland. The Meet & Greet starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 18.
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)