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2017 Lighted Boat Parades

The Lighted Boat Parades are typically held either the first or second Saturday in December.
Events are FREE and open to the public.
Be sure to dress warm for these outdoor events.
High seas and strong winds can cause cancellation.


December 2, 2017, 5:30pm

DC Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
December 2, 2017 6-7pm

- Held Rain (Snow) or Shine - A magical night of merriment on the Potomac River.
The parade begins at Alexandria's Marina at the foot of Cameron Street, Behind the Torpedo Factory.
The parade then repeats in Washington Channel on Water St. off of Maine Avenue, Washington, DC
View my photos of 2011 Parade


Annapolis Christmas Lights Boat Parade
December 9, 2017, 6-8pm

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade - An annual holiday tradition with more than 70 power and sailboats showing off their holiday decorations through the Annapolis Harbor.
Annapolis City Harbor (410) 267-9549.



Solomons Island Boat Light Parade
December 2, 2017, 6:15pm

The 33nd annual Christmas Walk Friday and Saturday, Nov 30 - Dec 2 most Solomons restaurants) Weather Permitting, the parade will start at the Solomons Island Yacht Club at 6:15 pm, go around the point and up the Patuxent to the bridge. They will retrace this route but continue up Back Creek.




Lighted Boat Parade in Colonial Beach
First Saturday in December
Begins at Marker 2 at 5pm

The Colonial Yacht Club organizes this event and it dates back a dozen years. Boats adorned in colorful lights move in formation, up the beachfront of the Town of Colonial Beach, and then make their way back to Monroe Bay.



James River Parade of Lights
December 9, 2017, 6-9pm

25th annual holiday tradition with boat owners showing off their Christmas light decorations.
Viewing sites are available in Chesterfield and Henrico counties and the city of Richmond
More: 804-717-6688





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