2016 Willamette River Parade Schedule

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Friday, Dec. 2nd - North Portland Harbor - 7:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 7:00PM, the combined fleet will assemble in the area of the James. M Gleason boat ramp, (NE 43rd/Marine Dr), and then head downriver to North Portland Harbor. North Portland Harbor is located on the Oregon side of Hayden Island.

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Saturday, Dec. 3rd - Camas/Washougal - 6:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 6:00PM, the combined fleet will assemble in front of the Port of Camas/Washougal and parade in the area of the docks for about an hour.  The fleet will then parade downriver on the Washington side of the river to the Portland area before dispersing.

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Sunday, Dec. 4th - No Parade This Evening


Monday, Dec. 5th - Milwaukie - 7:00PM

The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace.

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Tuesday, Dec. 6th - Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area before heading upstream to the Spaghetti Factory then head downriver to the area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours.

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Wednesday, Dec. 7th - Milwaukie - 7:00PM

The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace.

Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details


Thursday, Dec. 8th - Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area before heading upstream to the Spaghetti Factory then head downriver to the area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours. 

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Friday, Dec. 9th - Milwaukie, Oregon Yacht Club - 7:00PM

The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace. 

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Saturday, Dec. 10th - St Helens, Columbia City, Columbia Riverfront RV Park (WA side) - 6:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 6:000PM, both fleets will assemble at the St. Helens City Docks and head downriver to Columbia City, and weather/river conditions permitting crosses to the WA side and the Columbia Riverfront RV Park, then returns to St. Helens City Docks. The fleet is out about two hours. Ships remain overnight at St. Helens City Docks and leave Sunday for the trip up Multnomah Channel.

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Sunday, Dec. 11th - Scappoose/Multnomah Channel - 4:30PM - Combined Fleet

The combined Willamette and Columbia fleets will depart from Coon Island at 4:30pm and arrive in the Scappoose area at approximately 5:00pm. They will travel up the Multnomah Channel to the Fred's Marina area. This is a long run with the ships arriving at Fred's Marina at approximately 8:30pm. From there, the fleet will disperse to their respective moorages.

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Monday, Dec 12th - No Parade this evening


Tuesday, Dec. 13th - Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area before heading upstream to the Spaghetti Factory then head downriver to the area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours. 

Restaurant and hotel links, outdoor viewing location and further details


Wednesday, Dec. 14th - Milwaukie - 7:00PM

The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace. 

Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details


Thursday, Dec. 15th - Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area before heading upstream to the Spaghetti Factory then head downriver to the area of the Fremont Bridge  The fleet will go under the bridge and then return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours. 

Restaurant and hotel links, outdoor viewing location and further details


Friday, Dec. 16th - Milwaukie, Oregon Yacht Club - 7:00PM

The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) at 7:00PM and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. The fleet will arrive about 7:45PM and about 8:15P the fleet turns downriver and returns to RiverPlace Marina. On the nights that Oregon Yacht Club is listed, the fleet will go in below Oaks Park and in front of the floating homes on the way back to RiverPlace. 

Restaurants and hotel links, outdoor viewing locations and further details


Saturday, Dec. 17th - Lake Oswego - 4:30PM - Combined Fleet

At 4:30PM, both fleets will leave RiverPlace Marina headed to Lake Oswego, arriving about 6:00PM, subject to weather and river conditions. The ships will go as far as George Rogers Park and turn back to Portland.

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Sunday, Dec. 18th - RiverPlace/John's Landing/St. John's Bridge - 5:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 5:00PM, the Willamette and Columbia Fleets assemble in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area and proceed upstream to the Spaghetti Factory before heading downriver to St. John's arriving at approximately 6:30 PM and remain in the area for about 30 minutes. The parade will then continue on to the Columbia River and each boat owners home port. The arrival times are dependent upon bridge openings that are beyond the control of the Christmas Ships. Please check our Twitter feed for updates to our time and location.

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The 2017 Schedule will be posted in mid-January 2017

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