The Seattle Christmas Ships are an annual tradition. Brightly lit boats bob in the water while carolers serenade those watching from the shore. Seeing the ships is one of my favorite things to do over the holidays.
This year was Baby Bird’s first visit. We viewed the ships from the shores of Lake Washington at Madison Park beach. Even though there was a light drizzle, the beach was filled with holiday revelers, singing along under their umbrellas (oh-so-fitting for rainy Seattle!), or warming themselves by the bonfire. Baby Bird was mesmerized by all the lights and we could tell she loved listening to the carolers sing, especially when they sang Jingle Bells.
After we got home, Big Papa and Baby Bird collaborated on the drawing, above. It was so much fun to share this northwest tradition with her.
If you’re in Seattle, catch the ships’ grand finale tonight at Portage Bay or Gasworks Park. Happy Holidays from Seattle!
Take the road less traveled, Beth