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Christmas Ships and Bonfires at the Parks – 2022 Schedule

The Argosy Christmas Ships are an annual Seattle tradition. As part of the festivities, a parade of brightly-lighted boats will cruise from Puget Sound to Lake Union and out to Lake Washington. Stopping at pre-planned locations, the lead ship hosts an onboard chorus singing Christmas carols for neighbors and community to watch from shore.

This year Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer bonfires at select Seattle parks where the Christmas Ships will stop. Community members can bring a warm drink in a thermos and gather around the fire to watch and even sing along to the choir while the night lights up with holiday cheer. Dress warm, bring umbrellas just in case, and join with your community! (The ships make stops outside the park system too.)

These events are free, and all ages are welcome. 

Here are the times and park locations for shoreline bonfires organized by Seattle Parks and Recreation:

  • Nov. 26 @ 8:35pm, Alki Beach Park
  • Nov. 27 @ 5:35pm, Carkeek Park
  • Nov. 27 @ 8:35pm, Golden Gardens Park
  • Dec. 2 @ 5:35pm, Ferdinand Street Park
  • Dec. 3 @ 2:35pm, Pritchard Island Beach
  • Dec. 3 @ 5:35pm, Seward Park Playground
  • Dec. 3 @ 8:40pm, Stan Sayres Memorial Park
  • Dec. 4 @ 8:45pm, Mount Baker Park
  • Dec. 10 @ 2:50pm, Magnuson Park
  • Dec. 16 @ 5:35pm, Madrona Park
  • Dec. 17 @5:35pm, Madison Park
  • Dec. 20 @5:35pm, Matthews Beach Park
  • Dec. 23 @9:10pm, Gas Works Park
People gathered outdoors at night around a bonfire watching ships in the lake