All of us from the Christmas Ship group urge your support to keep the Parade afloat. Your donation helps to sustain the parade that sails on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers annually. Our lighted boats bring holiday spirit to thousands of viewers in the area and a showcase event for your customers and guests. 

Our members pay all of their own expenses, from decorations to operating costs. It is a huge time commitment but we all enjoy the Parade season. Donated funds help to defray the cost of administering, maintaining and promoting our non-profit organization. Christmas Ships, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization, there are no paid staff, all donations are returned to the community through the continued existence of the Christmas Ship Parade.

This website is used extensively by our visitors to make reservations for restaurants to watch the Christmas Ship Parade and to plan home parties to view the fleet. Please consider sending your donation today.

We thank you in advance for your help in making this year’s Christmas Parade the best ever. We list our contributors on our Supporters page (unless you choose to remain anonymous).

Christmas Ships, Inc. is a tax exempt organization. EIN #93-1157902

Although we are a non-profit organization (with IRS 501(c)(4) status), we are not a charitable organization.  Personal donations are most likely not tax deductible.  Please check with your tax professional.

For those that don't want to donate online (via Paypal), checks can be mailed to:

Christmas Ships, Inc
PO Box 55331
Portland, OR 97238-55331

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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