The Christmas Ships Parade Is The Most Wonderfully Oregon Holiday Event Ever

There are lots of ways to celebrate Christmas in Oregon, but the Christmas Ships Parade might just be the most Oregon holiday event ever. This event began in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club. Today, 60+ boats take to the Columbia and Willamette Rivers each December; a festive fleet that delights onlookers with dazzling displays and twinkling lights. Portland’s annual Christmas Ships Parade is the longest continually running Christmas Ship parade in America, and this waterfront event in Oregon is one you absolutely must experience.

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