Winter Solstice & Christmas Ships!

December 11, 2014 | By

Solstice_2014_CR_ad-01Check out the Phase II improvements of Milwaukie Riverfront Park and watch the Christmas Ship fleet cruise the Willamette River at the Winter Solstice Event on Dec. 20th! Warm by the bonfire, enjoy yummy treats (for sale) and listen to the carols. The ships are scheduled to cruise by around 5:30 p.m., but come gather and visit with neighbors at 4:30 p.m.

new_logo_10102014_RMSAbout the Christmas Ships:

2014 marks the 60th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon.The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets.  As the fleets are an all volunteer organization, not all the boats make it out every night….but there are always a boat load of fun! Pun totally intentional!

Without the donations from the restaurants and the hotels along the waterfront, this parade would not be possible. Please book your Christmas parties at our sponsoring restaurants and hotels. They are listed by viewing dates on the fleet schedule links with phone numbers and links to their websites. Their donations are used to pay for our required “Event Insurance Policy”.  Each Christmas Ship skipper pays his own fuel costs and receives no money from the donations. Christmas Ships, Inc is a non-profit organization.

Check out more about he ships and the 2014 schedule


**Due to ongoing construction at the park, please park Downtown, and access the park at the Harrison and McLoughlin crosswalk.
For more information about either event please call Grady Wheeler, Public Affairs Coordinator, at 503-786-7503.

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