Details on the 2012 Argosy Christmas Ship sailings for the 2012 holiday season.

Northwesterners love boating. And holiday traditions. Put the two together and what do you get? The Argosy Christmas Ships, which ply local waterways from Nov. 24 to Dec. 23 this year.

Reserve a spot on a light-bedecked Argosy ship and settle in to hear live music on board during a 2 hour and 40 minute cruise. Or join the floating parade with your own decorated boat. Or, greet the ships at one of the many beaches they visit along the way — bonfires and caroling encouraged. You can hear the music piped from the ships on shore.

From Shilshole to Dash Point, Kirkland to Pier 55, the ships visit many waterfront communities, with more than two dozen sailings in all. Find the complete schedule at www.argosycruises.com or call 206-623-1445.