Christmas Ship Celebration

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street

  1. 7:30 p.m. - Beach Bonfire

  2. 8:20 p.m. - Christmas Ship Arrives

The Christmas Ship Celebration at the Saltwater Park is a Shoreline tradition!

The Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 65 in total. From the flotilla of boats to the crowds of people who gather onshore, this festival is one of the gems of the Northwest.

The Christmas Ship Celebration at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park (2021 NW 90th Street) is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with music on shore by St. Luke School Choir.

The Christmas Ship, followed by a fleet of Argosy vessels, private yachts, sailboats and other small crafts decked out with holiday lights, will arrive off the Saltwater Park at 8:20 p.m. for a 20-minute performance by the Snohomish County Children’s Choir. Gather around a roaring bonfire while joyous voices from the choir onboard the ship serenade beach guests. Bring a flashlight to waive at the ship so they can appreciate the size of their audience onshore.

Complimentary cookies will be served at the RBCA booth on the beach.

This event is provided free of charge and jointly sponsored by the City of Shoreline and Richmond Beach Community Association. Since parking is limited, please plan to walk if possible. For more information, contact Sheri Ashleman at or (206) 542-9147.

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