The Christmas Ships and the Parade of Boats will serenade Wallingford from Gas Works Park this Thursday, December 1st from 8:20 – 8:40 pm. It always seems to last longer than that, though. In a good way.
From Argosy’s web site:
“The Argosy Christmas Ship™ festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for 62 years… From our flotilla of ships to the crowds of people who gather onshore, this celebration is one of the gems of the holiday season.
Each night, through December 23rd, 2011 the Argosy Christmas Ship™ sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs on board sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system.
On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship™.
…all ticket sales benefits The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, an annual program that raises money for several charitable organizations in the Puget Sound area.”
The Christmas Ship and Parade Ships will visit Gas Works Park opening night, Thursday, December 1st. Con Brio Women’s Choir will provide the seasonal music. If you’re not familiar with them yet, check out their cool bio here. And there is always a bonfire on shore. Join the crowd at Gas Works, ride one of the ships, or take your own boat out. Argosy has all the info you need right here.
The Argosy Christmas Ship™ festival returns to Gas Works Park for the Parade Finale on Friday, December 23rd. The Seattle Girls’ Choir’s most accomplished performers, the group known as Prima Voci, will sing from 9:45 – 10:05 pm. See Argosy’s website for more information.
Oh, and one more thing. For those of you who just can’t wait until December 1st, there are two preview nights: Saturday, 11/27 and Sunday, 11/28.