Christmas Ships and Bonfires at the Parks starts this weekend at Golden Gardens

The annual Argosy Christmas Ships and Bonfires at the Parks is returning this winter, with the first events happening this weekend.

Christmas Ships is a tradition in which a parade of lit-up boats cruises from Puget Sound to Lake Union and out to Lake Washington. The ships stop at pre-planned locations along the way, with an onboard chorus singing Christmas carols for the community to watch from shore.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is organizing public bonfires at a few Seattle parks where the Christmas ships will stop. Below is the schedule at Seattle Parks:

  • Nov. 26, 8:35pm, Alki Beach Park
  • Nov. 27. 5:35pm, Carkeek Park
  • Nov. 27, 8:35pm, Golden Gardens Park
  • Dec. 2, 5:35pm, Ferdinand Street Park
  • Dec. 3, 2:35pm, Pritchard Island Beach
  • Dec. 3, 5:35pm, Seward Park Playground
  • Dec. 3, 8:40pm, Stan Sayres Memorial Park
  • Dec. 4, 8:45pm, Mount Baker Park
  • Dec. 10, 2:50pm, Magnuson Park
  • Dec. 16, 5:35pm, Madrona Park
  • Dec. 17, 5:35pm, Madison Park
  • Dec. 20, 5:35pm, Matthews Beach Park
  • Dec. 23, 9:10pm, Gas Works Park

Learn more, including how to get tickets to be on the lead ship, at Argosy’s website.