During November and December, you’ve probably heard music coming from Puget Sound. You’re not crazy and it’s not sirens trying to lure you into the water. Rather, it’s Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival. The unique festival is back for its 72nd year and it’s looking better than ever.

Watch as hundreds of shimmery white lights light up the darkness of the Puget Sound while sailing to different Puget Sound waterfront communities. Just how many? Around 40 in all. It’s a celebration truly heard around the sound as onboard choirs sing the tunes of Christmas to guests aboard, to follow boats, and to communities gathered onshore.

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Best of all there are three different ways to enjoy this timeless Christmas tradition. Here’s what’s included with each option.

Christmas Ship

  • 1.5-hour cruise to a waterfront community
  • On board community choir
  • Photos with Santa
  • Reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Full-service bar with specialty cocktails, local wine & beer, and non-alcoholic beverages

Follow Boat (follows Christmas Ship)

  • 1.5-hour cruise to a waterfront community
  • Broadcast choir performance
  • Full-service bar with specialty cocktails, local wine & beer, and non-alcoholic beverages

Onshore Event

“Welcome the Christmas Ship™ and Follow Boats from a community event on shore and enjoy a 20-minute choir performance broadcast from the Christmas Ship™. Join us for the 6th Annual Parade of Boats Viewing Party Dec. 10th at Evanston Plaza on the Fremont Cut!”

So if you’re looking to take your Christmas traditions to the next level, a ride on the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship might just be your best bet. You can click below to learn more and grab tickets.

Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship

When: November 26th-December 23rd
Where: Onboard/Onshore
Cost: Free-$50