Christmas Ship Parade sets sail this weekend

Christmas Ship Parade sets sail this weekend
KATU photo.

PORTLAND, Ore. - One of Portland's long-standing Christmas traditions will kick off its 58th annual run this weekend.

Every December, a fleet of boats decorated in Christmas lights make their way up and down the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

This year, the Christmas Ship Parade will begin its tours on Friday, Dec. 7 (running nightly through Dec. 21). There was already a special pre-opening performance last week in the Camas/Washougal area.

Follow these links for the schedule (keep in mind that weather and/or water conditions might force the cancellation of a boat tour):