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Christmas Ship Parade

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Foothills Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014



2014 marks the 60th year of the magical Christmas Ship Parade! This holiday tradition began in 1954 with a lone sailboat from the Portland Yacht Club. Today, up to 60 boats are expected to make up the two fleets which make their way to Lake Oswego. They depart from RiverPlace Marina and continue as far as George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, arriving between 6:15 and 6:30pm. Make plans to enjoy the sparkle of the colorful flotillas from the shores of Foothills Park.  A warm fire in the park shelter will guard you from the frigid winter temperatures.

Event is dependent upon weather and river conditions.  For additional information, visit

Christmas Excursion Trolley Rides

The Willamette Shore Trolley is also offering special Christmas Excursion trolley rides on December 8, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 20. All trolleys depart from Lake Oswego Depot, 311 N. State St.  Hot cider and cookies are available prior to departure. Excursions take approximately 20 to 45 minutes depending on the boats. Advanced reservations are required. Call for more information, 503-697-7436.