Christmas Ship in West Seattle: 1st of 4 visits this weekend

(Photo from Jim Edwards)
Less than an hour ago, the Christmas Ship, with Northwest Girlchoir Vivace on board, serenaded a goodnatured crowd along the shore at Seacrest:

It’ll be back later with Canterbury Belles on board, 8:50 pm at Lowman Beach (north of Lincoln Park), 9:40 pm at Alki. No bonfires tonight, because of the ongoing Stage 2 Burn Ban, but warm camaraderie (and the temperature’s higher than the last several nights!). And since Santa is everywhere, it wasn’t surprising that he showed up for the Christmas Ship … with a 2-wheeled “sleigh”:

Friendly Parks Department staffers are at every stop tonight, with free cookies and hot beverages, so be sure to say “hi”:

(That’s Ryan Spencer, assistant coordinator from Delridge Community Center.) If you missed it tonight, the Christmas Ship (and whatever boats decide to tag along) has one more West Seattle stop this season – Don Armeni Boat Ramp tomorrow night at 7:10 pm.

7 Replies to "Christmas Ship in West Seattle: 1st of 4 visits this weekend"

  • Terri December 12, 2009 (7:55 pm)

    The Christmas ship was great and my group really appreciated the friendliness of the Parks Dept. (the actual person pictured!) and the free hot drink and cookie. We were also given a lightstick to wave. It was a big hit with my grandchildren. Thank you to all who had a hand in putting this together for the community to enjoy!

  • sam December 12, 2009 (9:12 pm)

    yes- the singing was beautiful too. I’m so glad we went.

  • GenHillOne December 12, 2009 (10:11 pm)

    Is the music pre-recorded or live? One of the groups was also somewhere else tonight, but maybe they split up the members.

    • WSB December 12, 2009 (10:12 pm)

      It’s live.

  • Ian McKay December 12, 2009 (10:42 pm)

    For a few more pictures please visit

  • k December 12, 2009 (11:10 pm)

    had a great time on lowman beach tonight! can’t help but feel the holiday spirit! i love the christmas ships!

  • Chloe December 13, 2009 (10:09 am)

    IS IT GUNNA SNOW ON CHRISTMAS????? IT NEEDS TO SNOW HERE????? I searched it on google and this is the thingy that pops up

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