Christmas Ships

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host a special viewing of the Christmas Ships at the marina at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The beloved Christmas Ships Parade is celebrating 62 years of holiday performances on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers—and you can enjoy this year’s event from the warmth of the port’s riverside meeting room. The port will open its doors at 5 p.m. to welcome in the public. Guests will enjoy Christmas carols from a costumed Washougal High School Choir while nibbling on free cookies and sipping hot cider. And don’t forget to enter the drawing for a goodie-filled tote to take home! The parade will last approximately one hour, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information about the Christmas Ships Parade, visit www.christmasships.org.

The Port of Camas-Washougal brings jobs and recreational opportunities to the area through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport, and 350-slip pleasure boat marina—the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River with a floating restaurant (Puffin Café), launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, and electricity on the breakwater/guest dock. The port is in the planning stages to develop 13.25 acres of waterfront property in Washougal (in addition to its many other holdings and developments in progress). The port also manages William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee, and Parkersville National Historic site. Learn more at www.portcw.com.

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