The moment we've all been eagerly awaiting is here – the official schedule for the 70th Annual Christmas Ships Parade is now available! This year, we're celebrating a remarkable milestone, marking seven decades of bringing holiday cheer to the waters of the Greater Portland/Vancouver metro areas.
Seventy Years of Twinkling Tradition
Since 1954, our beloved Christmas Ships Parade has been a staple of the holiday season, lighting up the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. This year, as we commemorate our 70th anniversary, we're set to make waves with an even more spectacular display of festivity and lights.
Your Guide to the 2024 Parade
Ready to plan your parade-viewing experience? The full schedule is now available on our website, detailing the dates, times, and viewing locations for each night of the parade. Whether you're a long-time parade enthusiast or a newcomer to this magical tradition, this year's event promises to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Community and Celebration
The Christmas Ships Parade is more than just a stunning display of decorated ships; it's a symbol of our community's spirit and unity. This event is made possible by the tireless efforts of our volunteers and the support of our local communities. As we sail into our 70th year, we celebrate not only the parade itself but also the people who have made it a cherished tradition.
Join Us on the Water
We invite you to be part of this historic celebration. If you have a boat, join us on the water (see the menu above for how to join us.) If you'd rather watch, gather your friends and family, pick a cozy spot along the river, and enjoy the dazzling spectacle. Don't forget to check out the local businesses and riverside restaurants that offer special viewing opportunities and festive treats.
Thank You for 70 Years of Magic
As we embark on this special 70th year, we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported the Christmas Ships Parade over the years. Your enthusiasm and love for this event have kept this tradition sailing strong.
See you on the rivers!