You can now buy tickets online!

It’s now as easy as 1-2-3 to purchase two kinds of tickets associated with the Parade of Boats:

PARTY:  Click here to buy tickets to our Dec. 10 viewing party.

WIN A BOAT:  Click here to purchase one or more $100 raffle tickets to win the 186 Commander Sea Fox boat.  For now, contact a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston.


If you have questions about the event or raffle, please contact Jeanne Jamme for more information or help.

Holiday Parade of Boats and viewing party set for Dec. 10, 2016


‘Tis the season to jingle and mingle on the harbor front! Join the Rotary Club of Charleston as we celebrate the holiday season with a viewing party of the Holiday Parade of Boats at the Maritime Center.  Enjoy savory foods, holiday tunes and the best vantage point for viewing boats decorated in lights, trees, music and more as they dance across the harbor. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presented by the Rotary Club of CharlestonCity of Charleston and the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron, the 3rd annual Holiday Parade of Boats viewing party will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday, December 10 with sounds of the holiday season and captivating holiday lights on boats that will promenade past the viewing docks.

  • 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 2016 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 2016 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!