Christmas Ships at Vancouver, USA

The Port of Vancouver USA will host the fifth annual Christmas Ships viewing event at Terminal 1 on Dec. 19.

Ships are expected to arrive between 7:30 and 8 p.m. The event is free and will feature live music, food and various activities, including face painting, free children’s books and an opportunity to pet and feed alpacas dressed as reindeer.

Port representatives will be available to discuss the latest efforts to redevelop Terminal 1.

Parking is limited on the waterfront. Guests can instead park downtown and use two RYD shuttle vehicles for pick up and drop off at the Hilton Hotel pullout. They will run for free from 5 to 9 p.m.

The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Warehouse ’23 event space located at 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, Wash.

For more about the event, visit

By Karen Robes Meeks