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