Visit M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp on the Columbia River in December to view the Christmas Ships Parade, a beloved holiday tradition featuring boats decorated with festive lights.
The parade will be visible from Gleason boat ramp on these 10 scheduled dates:
- Friday, Dec. 1
- Wednesday, Dec. 6
- Thursday, Dec. 7
- Friday, Dec. 8
- Wednesday, Dec. 13
- Thursday, Dec. 14
- Friday, Dec. 15
- Tuesday, Dec. 19
- Wednesday, Dec. 20
- Thursday, Dec. 21
On those dates, the ships are scheduled to sail from Gleason boat ramp at 6 p.m., returning approximately 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. The boat ramp will close 8 p.m. on those nights.
Parking at Gleason boat ramp is $5/car, $7/bus or free with the purchase of an annual parks pass.
Please check the Christmas Ships website to view the full schedule as well as weather alerts that could impact the schedule.