The Portland Christmas Ship Parade Is Back For 2021

Ho ho ho Oregon, one of the largest and most beautiful Christmas parades ever has started for 2021. This classic parade goes clear back to 1954 and started with only one decorated sailboat gliding down the river. In the years following, more and more ships began to join the parade, becoming increasingly popular and magical over the years. This year makes for the 66th year of the Portland Christmas Ships tradition.

Everything you need to know about the Portland Christmas Ship Parade

If you plan on going to Portland to see the event, you can make reservations at one of the great places to eat at any restaurants on the river, or even book a hotel room overlooking the water. You could also take a cruise on the Portland Spirit and book your ride on the Willamette Shore Trolley’s Christmas Ships excursion.

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If you aren’t looking to spend a lot, you can just as easily bundle up with friends and family and watch from the waterfront as the parade itself is free of charge.

Length of Christmas Ship Parade

The Portland Christmas Ship Parade on average lasts about 2 hours and features around 55-650 boats between the two fleets.

Image courtesy of Christmas Ships Expect The Parade To Be Cold

As temperatures will expect to dip during the winter in Oregon, you will want to dress accordingly. While the weather can have a significant impact on the safety of the performance,

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