Any route changes or cancellations will be posted just to the left of this text in the "Weather Alertssection.

The 2017 Christmas Ships Parade season is upon us.  We'll be parading on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers for 15 nights, beginning on Friday Dec. 1st through Thursday Dec. 21st.  There are six nights where we have a combined fleet.  The other nine nights, each fleet parades its respective river.  Please see our schedules:

Columbia Fleet Schedule and Willamette Fleet Schedule

Please note that our schedule is a bit different this year.  We parade the same number of nights, we just have a few more days off mixed in. 

As much as we'd like to be able to control the weather and river conditions during the parade season, mother nature does not allow it.  The weather during the Christmas Ships Parade, at times, provides quite a challenge to the fleet. Please be sure to check our home page for any Weather Alerts that may impact our schedule.  We also post that same information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

In previous years, we tried to send out live position reports via our Twitter feed.  This year we're testing out something new.......real-time fleet tracking.  When we are parading, you will see two buttons on the left side, right below the "Weather Alerts".  There will be a "Columbia Fleet Tracker" button and a "Willamette Fleet Tracker" button.  These buttons will take you to maps showing exactly where we are and in which direction we're moving.  These buttons will only be there while we are out parading.  If you don't see the buttons, we're not out there.  Again, this is something we are testing out.  If it works well, we'll fully implement it next year. 

We, at Christmas Ships, Inc. look forward to seeing you out there again this year.

Weather Alerts

Tonight is a night off.  We'll be back parading on both the Columbia and Willamette rivers on Wednesday Dec 13th.

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We will be having two Meet & Greet events this year at the public dock by Riverplace Marina. 

Saturday Dec 16th from 8-10pm
Sunday Dec 17th from 2-4:30pm

The ramp down to the public dock is directly in front of Riverplace Hotel.  Our boats will be tied up at the dock.  Come say hello and see what the boats look like up close.  If you've ever considered joining us, this is a great opportunity to find out more information.

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