It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! What a wonderful time to relax and take in all the beauty our community has to offer, especially after dark. Not only do our neighborhoods light up, but so does the Columbia River. One of the most unique Christmas lighting displays around Clark County starts Friday, December 4, 2020.
“We’re excited to continue the parade this year and offer some form of normalcy in such an abnormal time. Our lighted boat parade is an event that people can enjoy and view safely this holiday season. Even if you just catch a glimpse of us on the water while driving, we hope we brighten your evening.” ~Christmas Ships Parade
The Christmas Ship Parade started out as one lone sailboat, and now the fleet averages 60 ships (between the Columbia River and Willamette River fleets) adorned with Christmas lights and decorations. The Christmas Ship Parade has become a family tradition for many boat owners, and the Skippers pay for their own decorations and fuel costs, for the enjoyment of all. As this is an all-volunteer organization, not all ships make it out every night.
The Columbia Fleet will set sail on Friday, December 5th, and will sail nightly through December 22nd (except on December 14-15). For more information and the most up tp date schedule, visit Christmas Ships online.