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

The 2016 Christmas Ships Parade season is upon us.  We'll be parading on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers for 15 nights, beginning on Friday Dec. 2nd through Sunday Dec. 18th.  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

We have well over 60 boats signed up.  They are fairly evenly divided between fleets.  We have about 7 new boats in the parade this year which means 7 new light displays!

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.  Last year was a prime example of that.  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.

We'll be sending out position reports via Twitter on most parade nights.  Look for either #ColumbiaFleet or #WillametteFleet at

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

Weather Alerts

Tonight, Saturday Dec. 10th, we have a combined fleet night in St. Helens.  The combined fleet will be parading from the St. Helens city docks down to Columbia City and then crossing over to the Washington side before returning to St. Helens.  For a detailed route description and a list of places to see us, please check here:  Combined Fleet.  Check back here or on Twitter or Facebook for updates to our route. 

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The Christmas Ships will be hosting two "Meet & Greet" events this year: Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th.  See the following for details: Dec 17th Meet & Greet -and- Dec 18th Meet & Greet

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