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Every December for over 65 years, thousands of people in neighborhoods, cities and towns along the shorelines of Lake Washington, Lake Union and Puget Sound gather around roaring bonfires awaiting the magic and the music of the Christmas Ship™ Parade. Choirs onboard the brilliantly decorated Spirit of Seattle, the lead ship of the flotilla, give performances of beautiful holiday music for everyone’s enjoyment. With our coastal location and waterfront communities, the holiday parade of boats has long been a tradition to bring communities together and to celebrate good cheer in the Pacific Northwest. It is one of the largest holiday floating parades in the world!

Waterways Cruises joins dozens of boats of all sizes, including paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks, all dressed up in their finest of holiday décor. Our experienced Captains know how to move the yachts into the parade and position them just so to get the best views and to hear the music.

Dazzling lights from all the boats, shoreline scenery, and city skylines light up the sky and the reflections of the lights on the water is amazing. Sip on hot apple cider, hot chocolate or a warm coffee cocktail and watch the spectacular show from the decks of our yachts or from the comfort of our dining salons.

Have a wonderful holiday season and remember, “the best gifts are time spent with family and friends”. Join us for a relaxing evening, great food and good times aboard this year’s Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises.

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