Now that fall has officially arrived, it's time to start thinking about the 2017 Christmas Ships 63rd season. Our schedule is set. It has been for quite some time. We do that a year or more in advance. We'll be parading for 15 nights in December, starting on the 1st and ending on the 21st. We do have six nights off, so check our Columbia and Willamette River schedules.
If you've never seen our parade before, you have many opportunities to see us. Figure out which river and night works best for you from our schedules: Columbia River Schedule -or- Willamette River Schedule. The schedule details for each night list some of the best viewing locations to see us. Sometimes that may be from a shoreline park or it may be from the warmth of a restaurant overlooking the river. On the Willamette, you always have the opportunity to see us from a dinner cruise. Make your reservations now, they book up fast!
If you are lucky enough to live on the river along our parade routes, start planning your parties if you haven't done so already.
How will you participate this year? As a spectator or as a Christmas Ships skipper? As long as you have a boat that can do at least 6 knots and have a desire to decorate it, we welcome anyone to join us. It's a fulfilling experience that you won't forget. Be warned, it is addictive! The committment can be whatever you want it to be. Join us for one night or join us for all. To see some of the benefits, please visit: Benefits. To sign up, please visit: Sign Up.