COUNTDOWN: 2 days left before boat parade, viewing party

More than 30 boats are registered for the annual Holiday Parade of Boats

banner_paradeofboats1_60The 34th a nnual Holiday Parade of Boats will add a special twinkle to the Charleston harbor this Saturday, December 12 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. More than 30 boats have registered to participate this year ranging in length from 18 feet to 90 feet. It could be the longest parade in history.

The brightly-decorated boats will convene near the entrance to the Charleston harbor in the late afternoon and begin their promenade along the Mount Pleasant coastline around 5:15 p.m. Look for boats names like Dances With Waves, Miss Vixen, Polar Express, Knot Behavin’ and Sea Flea to name a few to arrive on the Charleston side of the harbor around 6:20 p.m..

One of the best viewing spots will be at the Light Up the Night Parade Party hosted by the Rotary Club of Charleston and the City of Charleston at the Charleston Maritime Center. Tickets for this festive, family-friendly event feature barbecue, sweet treats, reindeer games for the young and young-at-heart, and jolly caroling. Santa will make a special appearance arriving by boat at 6 p.m. Read more

COUNTDOWN: 3 days til Ho Ho Ho from the H20!

Light Up the Night viewing party planned for Charleston Maritime Center

banner_paradeofboats1_60The 34th annual Holiday Parade of Boats will add a special twinkly to the Charleston harbor this Saturday, December 12 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. One of the best viewing spots will be at the Light Up the Night Parade Party hosted by the Rotary Club of Charleston and the City of Charleston at the Charleston Maritime Center. Tickets for this festive, family friendly event feature barbecue, sweet treats, reindeer games for the young and young- at- heart, and jolly caroling. Santa will make a special appearance arriving by boat at 6 p.m.

All proceeds support the Rotary Club of Charleston Foundation. Read more

COUNTDOWN: 4 days ’til Parade of Boats

‘Twas a night in December – the harbor aglow

With dozens of boats set to put on a show!

Their rigging and decks strung with lights to glitter

And people on shore poised for Facebook and Twitter!

And I and my wife with our kiddies in tow

Were awaiting the start of a wondrous light show,

When from the Maritime Center there arose a great roar

And I had to find out just what it was for.

 

The Light Up the Night Parade Party was swinging

With the Rotary Club of Charleston hosting.

The Holiday Boat Parade they did cheer

As it began again for the 34th year. Read more

Holiday Parade of Boats set for Dec. 12

banner_paradeofboats1_60The hustle and bustle of the holiday season will have an extra twinkle on December 12 as the historic Rotary Club of Charleston partners again with the City of Charleston and the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron to produce the annual Holiday Parade of Boats.

Spectators again can attend a Holiday Parade of Boats Viewing Party hosted by the Rotary Club of Charleston from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charleston Maritime Center. Not only will there be community holiday caroling and children’s activities, but attendees can sample barbecue and holiday desserts from local restaurants and enjoy drinks from a cash bar.

  • Tickets are available in advance for $25 for adults; children 17 and under can attend for $5.
  • VIP Friends and Sponsor packages start at $250.

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Register your boat to be in the parade!

Here’s some surefire fun — participating in the 2015 Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats on the Cooper River, followed by a great party at the Charleston Maritime Center.

If you want your boat to be in the 2015 Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats, please download the form below and send it to the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs.  Details are provided in the form.

Download the form.

Questions?  Contact Ray Swagerty at 843.724.7414

Remember:  When you’ve finished with showing your boat during the parade, you should join us at the Light Up The Night event to celebrate the season!

Reserve tickets today for our festive 2015 event

15_seafox_commanderYou can reserve your tickets to attend the 2015 Light Up The Night Holiday Parade of Boats viewing party at the Charleston Maritime Center today by clicking here to send us an email.

And if you want to reserve a chance to buy a $100 raffle ticket for a 2016 edition of the 186 Commander Sea Fox boat that the Rotary Club of Charleston will give away at this festive holiday event, let us know that too.

We’ll contact you as soon as both tickets — $25 event tickets and our raffle tickets for charity — go on sale.  Ho ho ho!

Countdown 2014: 30+ boats registered for parade

The 33rd annual Holiday Parade of Boats will add a special twinkle to the Charleston harbor this Saturday, December 13, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 30 boats have registered to participate this year ranging in length from 18 feet to 90 feet. For trivia, the combined length of all boats registered is 1,259 feet making this the longest parade on record.

The brightly decorated boats will convene near the entrance to the Charleston harbor in the late afternoon and begin their promenade along the Mount Pleasant coastline around 5:15 p.m. Look for boats named Dances With Waves, Miss Vixen, Polar Express, Knot Behavin’ and Sea Flea to name a few to arrive on the Charleston side of the harbor around 6:20 p.m. Read more

Only days left to win boat for holidays

BY ANDY BRACK, CharlestonCurrents.com | Republished with permission

DEC. 8, 2014 — Just imagine how a new boat would look under your tree … err, parked in the driveway … on Christmas morning!

What a great boat to win!

What a great boat to win!

You only have a few days left to buy one of the most unique holiday gifts of the season — a chance to win a $36,469 Sea Fox Viper 189 Bay Boat with all of the trimmings for a $100 charitable donation to the Rotary Club of Charleston’s foundation. Read more