(1st four photos by Nick Adams for WSB)
Two stops for the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship (above right, with the Royal Argosy at left; WSB sponsor) tonight in West Seattle, at Lowman Beach at dusk, then at Alki Beach.
Beachfront crowds and Christmas music from The Dickens Carolers at both – and bright lights from the accompanying fleet (which varies, night by night):
This was the first time in as far back as we can remember that the Lowman stop was early in the evening:
ADDED: Video from the second stop of the night, at Alki – you can’t see the chorus, but you can certainly hear them!
On shore, as part of a celebration organized by the Alki Advisory Council, musical groups performed starting at 4 pm – from Hope Lutheran and Seattle Lutheran as well as elsewhere in the community. We caught an ensemble from the Seattle Women’s Chorus:
Hope Lutheran’s live Nativity Scene wandered the beach with banners:
A toasty bonfire crackled nearby:
Santa showed up – on two wheels:
And helpers inside the Bathhouse included teens from the Hiawatha Community Center program – tending to the treats:
While that’s it for West Seattle Christmas Ship stops this season, you can see it elsewhere – or even ride on board – see the official website for details.