This heartwarming event takes to the water as independent boaters and charter operators volunteer their boats, crews, and time to host approximately 1,000 intellectually disabled guests on a special holiday cruise on Lakes Union & Washington. Over 200 boats decked out in lights and holiday cheer at various docks and yacht clubs. Guests also enjoy entertainment, gifts, and visits from Santa Claus as they cruise for two hours through the Montlake Cut to Lake Washington. Simultaneous cruises take place in Bremerton, Tacoma, and Olympia.
In addition to our boating guests, the 76 Seafair Holiday Cruise attracts thousands of landside spectators and receives local media coverage. We encourage everyone to decorate their boats with bright lights and holiday decorations. Be creative so your boat will stand out in the parade!
Dock & Yacht Club Sites
- Lake Union Park
- Tyee Yacht Club
- Queen City Yacht Club
- Seattle Yacht Club
- Ivar's Salmon House
- Puget Sound Yacht Club
- Morrison's North Star Marine
- Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club and Rainier Yacht Club
Special Thanks: The Seafair Holiday Cruise exists because of generous individual donors and our corporate and community partners: 76 Gas, First Student, Virginia V Foundation, The Boeing Company, Honeybuckets, and Seafair Boat Club.