The Christmas Parade In Oregon That’s Unlike Any Other In The World

Every year, a unique Christmas parade takes place on the glittering rivers that run through Portland. The Christmas Ship Parade is an incredible experience— with boats decked out in Christmas decorations sail down the Willamette and Columbia rivers, lighting up the night. The event takes place on numerous dates throughout December, and the sight is simply magical.

This article originally appeared last year, but we’ve updated it with all the latest details for 2018!

Take a look at the Columbia River Parade Schedule and the Willamette River Parade Schedule.

Harsh weather conditions can cause the parade to be postponed or canceled on certain nights, so be sure to double check the website before heading out.

Looking for more magical holiday happenings? You’ll want to make plans to visit this dreamy drive-thru light show.