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Originally published Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 7:02 PM

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Holiday Entertainment: Angels heard on high! Christmas ships sail

Angels heard on high! Starting Saturday, with carolers galore on the Christmas Ships, featuring the Emerald City Voices, Dickens Carolers, Soundwave and others. Ships sailing to other ports include the Chet Gibson Memorial Cruise of lighted boats on Lake Union Dec. 11 and the Poulsbo Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade, southwest side of Liberty Bay, Dec. 10.

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Angels heard on high! Starting Saturday, carolers galore sing on the Christmas Ships, featuring the Emerald City Voices, Dickens Carolers, Soundwave and others. Ships sailing to other ports include the Chet Gibson Memorial Cruise of lighted boats on Lake Union Dec. 11 and the Poulsbo Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade, southwest side of Liberty Bay, Dec. 10.

Argosy Christmas Ship Schedule

Nov. 27 Special preview with Seattle Girls' Choir "Cantamus" begins at South Lake Union Park (7-7:20 p.m.), goes to Seattle Yacht Club (8:05-8:25 p.m.), returns to South Lake Union at 9 p.m.

Nov. 28 Special preview with the Kitsap Carolers begins at South Lake Union at 5 p.m., goes to the Museum of History & Industry (5:30-5:50 p.m.), goes to Seattle Tennis Club (6:15-6:35 p.m.), returns to South Lake Union at 7:25 p.m.

Dec. 1 Opening Ceremony at 6:30-7 p.m. at Kirkland Marina. Lead ship with the Con Brio Women's Choir goes to Kirkland Marina Park (7:05-7:25 p.m.), Gas Works Park (8:20-8:40 p.m.), returns to Kirkland Marina 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 2 Lead ship with the Rainier Youth Choir "Colla Voce" leaves Leschi at 7 p.m., goes to Mercer Island Beach Club (7:55-8:15 p.m.), Beaux Arts (8:45-9:05 p.m.), returns to Leschi at 9:35 p.m.

Dec. 3 Lead ship with the Northwest Boychoir leaves Leschi Marina at 7 p.m., goes to Gene Coulon (8-8:20 p.m.), Newcastle (8:50-9:10 p.m.), returns to Leschi Marina at 9:40 p.m.

Dec. 4 (First Sailing) Lead ship with the Seattle Girls' Choir "Allegra" leaves the Kirkland City Dock at 3:30 p.m., goes to Medina (4:10-4:30 p.m.), Houghton Beach (5:10-5:30 p.m.), returns to Kirkland City Dock at 5:40 p.m.

Dec. 4 (Second Sailing) Lead ship with the Dickens Carolers leaves Kirkland City Dock at 8 p.m., goes to Chism Beach (8:45-9:05 p.m.), Madrona (9:25-9:45 p.m.), returns to Kirkland dock at 10:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 Lead ship with the Northwest Boychoir leaves the Leschi Marina at 5 p.m., goes to Ferdinand Street (5:40-6 p.m.), Stan Sayres (6:15-6:35 p.m.), Mount Baker Beach (6:45-7:05), returns to Leschi Marina at 7:20 p.m.

Dec. 6 Lead ship with the Snohomish County Windjammers leaves Leschi Marina at 7 p.m., goes to Pritchard Beach (7:50-8:10 p.m.), Seward Park (8:25-8:45 p.m.), returns to Leschi Marina at 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 Lead ship with The Everett Chorale begins at the Edmonds waterfront (7-7:30 p.m.), goes to Richmond Beach (8:20-8:40 p.m.), returns to Edmonds waterfront at 9:10 p.m.

Dec. 8 Lead ship with The Dickens Carolers leaves Des Moines waterfront at 7 p.m., goes to Brown's Point (7:55-8:15 p.m.), Redondo Beach (8:50-9:10 p.m.), returns to Des Moines waterfront at 9:35 p.m.

Dec. 9 Opening ceremony 6:45-7 p.m. at the Museum of Glass. Lead ship with the St. Martin's University Chorale leaves the Tacoma waterfront at 7 p.m., goes to the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum (7:10-7:30 p.m.), goes to the Gig Harbor waterfront (8:20-8:40 p.m.), returns to Tacoma waterfront at 9:45 p.m.

Dec. 10 Lead ship with the Canterbury Belles leaves Pier 55 at 7 p.m., goes to Manchester City Park (8:05-8:25 p.m.), Olympic Sculpture Park (9:15-9:35 p.m.), returns to Pier 55 at 9:45 p.m.

Dec. 11 (First Sailing) Lead ship with the Northwest Girlchoir "Vivace" leaves Pier 55 at 4 p.m., goes to Pier 66 (4:10-4:30 p.m.), Seacrest Marina (5:15-5:35 p.m.), returns to Pier 55 at 6 p.m.

Dec. 12 (Second Sailing) Lead ship with the Dickens Carolers leaves Pier 55 at 8 p.m., goes to Lowman Beach (8:50-9:10 p.m.), Alki Beach (9:40-10 p.m.), returns to Pier 55 at 10:20 p.m.

Dec. 12 Lead ship with the Emerald City Voices leaves Pier 55 at 5 p.m., goes to Carkeek Park (6-6:20 p.m.), goes to Blue Ridge (6:30-6:50 p.m.), returns to Pier 55 at 7:50 p.m.

Dec. 13 Lead ship with Soundwave leaves Pier 55 at 6:30 p.m., goes to Winslow Waterfront Beach (7:30-7:50 p.m.), Don Armeni (8:40-9 p.m.), returns to Pier 55 at 9:20 p.m.

Dec. 14 Lead ship with the North Kitsap Northern Lights begins at the Poulsbo waterfront (6:30-6:50 p.m.), goes to Keyport (7:15-7:35 p.m.), Lemolo (7:50-8:10 p.m.), returns to the Poulsbo waterfront at 8:35 p.m.

Dec. 15 Lead ship with the Northwest Girl Choir "Amore" leaves Shilshole at 7 p.m., goes to the Locks (8:10-8:30 p.m.), Golden Gardens (9:05-9:25 p.m.), returns to Shilshole at 9:45 p.m.

Dec. 16 Lead ship with the Dickens Carolers begins at the Des Moines waterfront (7-7:30 p.m.), goes to Dash Point (8:10-8:30 p.m.), returns to Des Moines waterfront at 9:15 p.m.

Dec. 17 Lead ship Voices Northwest leaves the Kirkland waterfront at 7 p.m., goes to Luther Burbank (7:50-8:10 p.m.), Yarrow Point Park (8:50-9:10 p.m.), returns to the Kirkland waterfront at 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 (First Sailing) Lead ship with the Vivace! Cathedrals Choir begins at Kirkland Marina Park (3:45-4:15 p.m.), goes to Madison Park (4:55-5:15 p.m.), returns to the Kirkland City Dock at 5:55 p.m.

Dec. 18 (Second Sailing) Lead ship with the Rainier Youth Choir "Conosare" leaves Kirkland City Dock at 8 p.m., goes to Sheridan Beach Club (8:55-9:15 p.m.), Matthews Beach (9:45-10:05 p.m.), returns to Kirkland City Dock at 10:30 p.m.

Dec. 19 Lead ship with the Lake Washington Singers leaves the Kirkland City Dock at 5 p.m., goes to Tracy Owen Station (6-6:20 p.m.), Juanita Beach Park (7-7:20 p.m.), returns to the Kirkland City Dock at 7:40 p.m.

Dec. 20 Lead ship with the Bellevue Chamber Chorus leaves the Kirkland City Dock at 6:30 p.m., goes to O.O. Denny Park (7-7:20 p.m.), Laurelhurst (8-8:20 p.m.), returns to Kirkland City Dock at 8:45 p.m.

Dec. 21 Lead ship with the Master Chorus Eastside leaves the Kirkland City Dock at 6:30 p.m., goes to Carillon Point (6:45-7:05 p.m.), Meydenbauer Bay (7:45-8:05 p.m.), returns to Kirkland City Dock at 8:55 p.m.

Dec. 22 Lead ship with The Choir of the Sound leaves the Kirkland City Dock at 6:30 p.m., goes to Lake Forest Civic Club (7:25-7:45 p.m.), Magnuson Beach (8:20-8:40 p.m.), returns to Kirkland City Dock at 9 p.m.

Dec. 23 (First Sailing) Lead ship with the Pacific Sound Chorus leaves the Kirkland City Dock at 3:30 p.m., goes to Matthews Beach (4-4:20 p.m.), Houghton Beach (5-5:20 p.m.), returns to Kirkland City Dock at 5:40 p.m.

Dec. 23 (Second Sailing) Lead ship with Seattle Girls' Choir "Prime Voci" leaves the Kirkland City Dock at 8 p.m., goes to Portage Bay-West Montlake Park (8:45-9:05 p.m.), Gas Works (9:45-10:05 p.m.), returns to Kirkland City Dock at 11:05 p.m.

Other cruises

Seafair Special People's Holiday Cruise

Dec. 5 Boat owners and charter operators volunteer their boats to host 2,200 developmentally disabled adults for a lighted holiday cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington (and Bremerton, Tacoma and Olympia), 3:30 p.m., South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).

Chet Gibson Memorial Cruise

Dec. 10 A parade of lighted boats starts in Lake Union at 6 p.m., goes to Webster Point (7 p.m.), Leschi Park (7:25 p.m.), Meydenbauer Bay (8:20 p.m.), returns to Webster Point at 9 p.m. (206-709-2000 or www.queencity.org).

Dec. 11 A parade of lighted boats starts in Lake Union at 6 p.m., goes to Webster Point (7 p.m.), Cozy Cove (7:40 p.m.), Kirkland (8:10 p.m.), Mathews Beach (8:40 p.m.), Sand Point (9 p.m.), returns to Webster Point at 9:30 p.m. (206-709-2000 or www.queencity.org).

Poulsbo Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 10 Begins at the Poulsbo Yacht Club at 7:15 p.m., goes to the City Marina, the southwest side of Liberty Bay, to Keyport, returning via Lemolo Shores and the northeast side of Liberty Bay and ending at approximately 9 p.m. (360-779-3116 or www.membermanager.net/poulsboyc).

Dec. 11 Begins off Manzanita at 6 p.m., goes up the west side of Bainbridge through Agate pass, then to Port Madison and into the bay at 7:15 p.m., returning to the Suquamish dock and down the west side of Agate pass around Point Bolin at approximately 8:30 p.m. (360-779-3116 or www.membermanager.net/poulsboyc).

Gig Harbor Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 11 Holiday-decorated boat parade around Gig Harbor Bay, 5 p.m., Gig Harbor Town Dock, Gig Harbor (253-851-1807 or www.gigharborguide.com).

Compiled by Doug Knoop

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