West Seattle holidays: Christmas Ship serenades Lowman, Alki

December 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm | In Holidays, Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

(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.

4 Comments

  1. That was sooooooo cool!! I’ve lived here for 30 years and that was my first time!!

    Comment by Bsmomma — 8:52 pm December 8, 2012 #

  2. A huge thanks to Argosy for finally scheduling the Alki stop at a reasonable time!!! It was so much fun, and it wasn’t freezing.

    Comment by anita — 11:06 am December 9, 2012 #

  3. Was ON the lead ship, which was awesome !:-) It was the first time in nearly 25 years that we enjoyed, loved all the local ships decorated! Great to see /hear the party on shore as well as enjoying on board.! Fun!! West Seatle rocks!

    Comment by PDH — 9:50 pm December 9, 2012 #

  4. For the record: The Endolyne Children’s Choir of West Seattle also performed at the Alki Bathhouse that evening (they were the first in the lineup; the Seattle Women’s Chorus, pictured above, was last to perform.) The kids did a great job entertaining the crowd, and they were thrilled to be part of such a fun celebration!

    Comment by kathleen lonergan — 10:16 am December 12, 2012 #

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