Christmas Ship Parade

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When
Dec. 3–21, 2021
Days vary, 7:00pm
Free
Where
Willamette & Columbia Rivers
Portland
Oregon

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

The Christmas Ship Parade began in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club. Today, the Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the Columbia and Willamette River fleets, with displays that are brightly lit and can be seen from bank to bank on each river.

The boats, 14 to 65 feet long, are brightly decorated for the holiday season. The ships draw thousands of residents each night to the banks of the rivers. The privately-owned vessels come from Portland, Vancouver, McMinnville, Salem and Hood River areas. Some of the ship owners have been part of the Christmas tradition for more than 30 years.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Dec. 3
7pm
Dec. 4
7pm
Dec. 6
7pm
Dec. 7
7pm
Dec. 8
7pm
Dec. 10
7pm
Dec. 11
7pm
Dec. 12
7pm
Dec. 14
7pm
Dec. 15
7pm
Dec. 17
7pm
Dec. 18
7pm
Dec. 19
7pm
Dec. 20
7pm
Dec. 21
7pm
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