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Christmas Tours to Seattle

Christmas Parade Light Show

This holiday season, enjoy something a little out of the ordinary with Puget Sound Express

December 13, 16, 20, and 23, we  are offering special trips from Port Townsend (Port Ludlow on the 16th) to downtown Seattle to take part in the “Christmas Ship Parade.”

What is the Parade? Argosy Harbor Tours dresses up their main tour boat, The Spirit of Seattle with Christmas lights and a live choir that sings carols to everyone around the vessel. Each night the ship takes a different route in the Seattle area. During the trip many other boats, also in Christmas lights, join the parade and sing along with the choir.

On these nights we board the Glacier Spirit and travel to Seattle. We choose dates that are the most popular, so that you are sure to get a good show. Along the way, we enjoy some warm soup with fresh baked bread while enjoying Christmas carols and great company. Once in Seattle, we join the Parade by the waterfront soaking up the sights and sounds of the choir singing from the ‘Christmas Ship.’

  • Scroll down for information on Custom Christmas Group Tours.

This is the 15th year we’ve participated, and the Parade is a favorite with our customers and staff. We hope you can join our family on these special tours.

Cost for each trip is $85 per person. To reserve a seat, please call us at 360-385-5288, or click below to reserve online.

  • December 13, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade (complete)
    Depart from Port Townsend, cruise to Elliot Bay and the Great Wheel on the Seattle Waterfront.
  • December 16, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade (complete)
      Depart from PORT LUDLOW, Cruise through the Lake Union ship canal and Golden Gardens.
  • December 20, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade.
      Depart from Port Townsend, cruise through the Lake Union ship canal to Kirkland and Madison Park.
  • December 23, 2014 Seattle Christmas Ship Parade.
      Depart from Port Townsend. This is the grand finale and one of the most dramatic settings with Lake Union and the Seattle skyline in the background.


Create your own private group tradition!

For $2500, your organization can privately charter the 70-seat Glacier Spirit for the evening, as we join the famous Christmas Ship Parade along the Seattle waterfront (other destinations as well). The fun evening includes holiday cheer, clam chowder, vegetarian chili, Pane d’Amore bread, fudge, Christmas cookies, and hot chocolate.

You are welcome to use outside catering and entertainment; we are happy to help you plan the perfect end-of-year celebration or program.