It’s not too late to catch the Christmas Ships:
The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard 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.
This Friday, from 8:40 to 9:00 pm, they’ll be pulling up in front of Westward and Little Gull on Lake Union from 8:40 to 9:00 pm, featuring the Emerald City Voices. If you miss this one, they’ll also be pulling by Gas Works on Dec 23rd from 9:45 to 10:05 pm, featuring the Seattle Girls Choir.
(Thanks for the reminder, Mike Ruby. Photo from the Seattle Municipal Archives, c. 1950)