The Christmas Ship Parade Special - Port of Camas-Washougal 12/1/12

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The Christmas Ship Parade Special at the Port of Camas-Washougal, December 1st, 2012

The Christmas ShipsLaunch your holiday season with a kick-off performance of the Christmas Ship Parade on Saturday, December 1st from 7-8PM. The boats will assemble at the Port of Washougal-Camas docks for about an hour before sailing for Portland on the Washington side of the Columbia River.

You can enjoy hot cider and cookies at the Christmas Ship Parade special performance which is viewed from the warmth of the meeting room inside the Port offices. The marina is located about 5 miles east of Portland, between Camas and Washougal via highway 14. ( River Mile 127.1)

The Christmas Ship Parade is made possible by donations - and kind-hearted Ship Skippers.

The Christmas ShipsThe Christmas Ship fleet averages about 50-60 boats, all decorated in holiday light themes, that sail on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers from December 7th through the 21st, 2012. This marks the 58th year for the Christmas Ship Parade and it remains one of the area's most popular holiday sights.

Without the generous donations from businesses and restaurants located along the waterfront, the parade would not be possible. The donations help pay for the insurance policy that is required for the annual event. Each Christmas Ship skipper donates his own fuel and time - and receives no compensation.

The Christmas ShipsYou can help the cause by booking your parties and reservations at the sponsoring restaurants and hotels. You'll find a link to those sponors on the  Christmas Ship Parade Schedule. Get ready to launch the holiday season with the Christmas Ship Parade at the Port of Camas - Washougal, on December 1st, 2012.

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Debb. This is a great sounding event and I envy your community. Looks wonderful. Enjoy it and the day.

Nov 12, 2012 03:07 AM #1
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb - Not living around boats, I had no idea they did anything like that. What a cool way to celebrate the season and have a parade!

Nov 12, 2012 03:34 AM #2
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Oh boy this sounds like and looks like fun Debb.  Guess it is an advantage of living close to the water!  Share some more of those great pics! Thanks

Nov 12, 2012 05:47 AM #3
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Debb, I have to say this is a very interseting different and maybe one of a kind type of Prade being the cHristmas Ship Parade. We wll here at my home would love to get the opportunity to see this parade. Enjoy if you get to go and we all know you will take lots of pictures and maybe make a video.

Nov 12, 2012 06:03 AM #4
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Debb.  Sounds like a fun way to kick of the Christmas season in Camas! 

Nov 12, 2012 06:36 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have a boat parade around here also, and I love your pictures and the creativity that abounds.  Have a great day!  A

Nov 12, 2012 06:41 AM #6
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Deb, this sounds like a wonderful event in helping to kick off Christmas. Add the Hot Cider and Cookies and it makes for a wonderful time.

Nov 12, 2012 07:38 AM #7
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

The 'Co Ho Ho' boat is so cute... Debb!  What a fun event to welcome in the holidays!

Nov 12, 2012 08:39 AM #8
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Debb, the parade sounds really cool to use such a simple word.  Here in PA all the boats are out of the water in preparation for winter. Wish I was closer.  Enjoy.

And thanks for Hug this weekend.

Nov 12, 2012 10:25 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Debb, Ships and trains, what great ideas for the holidays.
Nov 12, 2012 11:16 AM #10
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Now this sounds exciting! I'll bet lots of people will be having fun for the holidays in your home town. The artists are simply amazing.

We should all give thanks for creative and talented people who bring us so much happiness.

Nov 12, 2012 02:13 PM #11
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, what a fun way to kick off the Holidays, and kudos to the generous donations to make this happen every year.

Nov 13, 2012 12:15 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sheila, Dick and Bobbie - yes, it's one of the beneifts of living near water. Love to spot these twinkling lights sailing on the rivers during the holiday season.

Nov 13, 2012 01:36 AM #13
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

We have a Christmas boat parade coming up this Sunday also on the Patchogue River. It's very nice to watch. Last year, I included a video clip that was made by the Chamber of Commerce.

Nov 13, 2012 06:41 AM #14
John Pfeiffer

Deb...Another fun event on the same night is the Christmas light display at 4430 NW Crystal Court in Camas. Display consists of 66000 lights sequenced to music which we broadcast to your car radio on 87.9 FM. Earlier in the year is better viewing; the two week period before Christmas becomes difficult to view the display due to high traffic volume.

Nov 25, 2012 06:48 AM #15
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