Sunday, December 6, 2009
Christmas Adventures Vol. 1 - Chistmas Ships!
This is the first installment of our Christmas adventures thus far. Tonight, Tom and I went and had dinner with a coworker of mine and then we all walked down to the water to see the Christmas Ships! This apparently is a Seattle tradition that has been going on for decades, where the Argosy ships (dinner boat ferries mostly), get all decked out in their holiday best and sail to different waterfront parks around the area. Other boats are welcome to follow them around as long as they're all lit up too. A choir usually sings carols which are broadcast over loudspeakers from the boat to the crowds gathered on shore. At our stop, we were treated to beautiful songs sung by the Seattle Boys Choir. We had never seen the infamous Christmas Ships before, and it was quite a treat! We'll definitely be making this part of our holiday traditions in the future!
You can find out when the Christmas Ships will be in a park near you at their website: http://www.argosycruises.com/themecruises/xmasSchedule.cfm