MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11


It’s that time of year, when the annual Argosy Christmas Ships Festival cruises around the sound, and from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, the MaST Center in Redondo will be hosting a viewing party.

“Visitors are welcome to enjoy the aquarium while they wait, and warm up with snacks from Cutter’s Point Coffee and Salty’s,” reads an announcement. “You can also stop by and enjoy the Redondo Beach Bonfire which will be staffed by MaST Center and City of Des Moines volunteers.”

Admission is free.

Here’s the schedule for our area:

    DEPARTS: Des Moines Marina, 7:00pm-9:45pm
    CHOIR: Rainier Youth Choir – Colla Voce
    PERFORMANCES; 8:00-8:20 Brown’s Point*; 9:00-9:20 Redondo Beach*
    DEPARTS: Des Moines Marina, 7:00pm-9:30pm
    CHOIR: Joyful! Noise
    PERFORMANCES: 7:20-7:40 Des Moines Marina Park*; 8:20-8:40 Dash Point*

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.

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