ECC sets sail to see the Christmas Ships on Thursday; you’re invited

The Eastlake Community Council is co-sponsoring a Lake Union cruise to see the opening night of the Christmas Ships on Thursday, Dec. 1.

The trip will be on the historic icebreaker The Islander. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. at 1611 Fairview Ave. E. and the ship departs at 6:45 p.m. The boat returns to the dock by 9 p.m.

The cost is $15 (kids are free up to age 4). Your ticket gets you a spaghetti dinner (vegetarian with a meatball side option), Caesar salad bar, garlic bread, cookies and fruit punch. There’s a no-host cash-only bar.

Bring a food item or cash donation for the University District Food Bank.

Tickets are available online at or you can get them at the site’s office at 220 Nickerson. More information is at or call 206-329-5824 or 206-322-5463.