Become a sponsor

You can join a new holiday tradition by sponsoring the third annual Light Up the Night Holiday Parade of Boats Viewing Part offered Dec. 10, 2016, by the historic Rotary Club of Charleston.

Meet our 2016 sponsors.

banner_paradeofboats2More than 1,500 people are expected at this family-friendly event that is sure to become a holiday tradition.

The Light Up the Night Parade Party offers many levels of exposure and client entertainment opportunities for sponsors and VIP friends. Packages provide access to the event grounds and to the Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room where guests will enjoy complimentary food and beverages in a climate controlled, jolly atmosphere overlooking the parade route.

Amenities for the sponsor packages that range between $1,000 and $5,000 include advanced advertising and media benefits plus on-site promotion and client entertainment opportunities.

Light Up the Night Friends packages are available for $250 and $500 and provide upgraded ticket access into the Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room along with sponsors and honored guests.

The Rotary Club of Charleston is seeking sponsors to make the event successful.  Here are different levels for business and individuals to consider.

Rudolph Sponsor Level ~ $5,000

boat_tree500Advance Advertising and Media Benefits

  • Press release sent to all local and regional media announcing sponsorship
  • Opportunity to be listed as exclusive advance ticket location (example:
  • Tickets may be purchased in advance at ABC locations)
  • Logo and website link prominently placed on the event website and Facebook page
  • Premier logo and link on all e-blast promotions
  • Premier logo or brand placement on all promotional materials, posters, signs, print, radio and television advertisements
  • First right of refusal for sponsor category in next year’s event.


On-site Promotional Benefits and Opportunities

  • 16 VIP tickets to the Ho Ho Ho Sponsor Hospitality Room
  • 32 General Admission
  • 32 Children’s Tickets
  • Full page advertisement in the Annual Caroling Book
  • Opportunity to distribute information and/or items to attendees on-site
  • Opportunity to place logo on cups, napkins or other items at the event
  • Prime location of a 10×10 promotional pavilion on-site
  • Opportunity to display two (2) corpoate banners on-site (company provides banners)
  • Acknowledgement from stage as a premier sponsor throughout the event


Prancer Sponsor Level ~ $2,500

boat_santa500Advance Advertising and Media Benefits

  • Logo and website link prominently placed on the event website and social media pages
  • Logo and link on all e-blast promotions
  • First right of refusal for sponsor category in next year’s event.


On-site Promotional Benefits and Opportunities

  • 8 VIP tickets to the Ho Ho Ho Sponsor Hospitality Room
  • 16 General Admission
  • 16 Children’s Tickets
  • Half page advertisement in the Annual Caroling Book
  • Opportunity to display one (1) corporate banner on-site (company provides banner)
  • Acknowledgement from stage as a sponsor throughout the event


Dancer Sponsor Level ~ $1,000

boat_bridge500Advance Advertising and Media Benefits

  • Logo and website link prominently placed on the event website and social media pages
  • Logo and link on all e-blast promotions


On-site Promotional Benefits and Opportunities

  • 4 VIP tickets to the Ho Ho Ho Sponsor Hospitality Room
  • 8 General Admission
  • 8 Children’s Tickets
  • Quarter page advertisement in the Annual Caroling Book
  • Acknowledgement from stage as a sponsor throughout the event


Friend Sponsor Levels ~ $500 or $250

There also are two “Friend” sponsorship levels for Light Up the Night that provide access into the Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room at the Charleston Maritime Center along with Sponsors and honored guests. Friends will enjoy complimentary upgraded food and beverages as they view the holiday boats.

Friend — $500 Level

  • 6 Adult tickets with access to the Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room
  • 6 children’s tickets
  • Listed on event website and in the Annual Caroling Book as a “Friend of Light Up the Night”
  • 4 Adult tickets with access to the Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room
  • Listed on event website and in the Annual Caroling Book as a “Friend of Light Up the Night”

Friend — $250 Level

  • 4 Adult tickets with access to the Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room
  • Listed on event website and in the Annual Caroling Book as a “Friend of Light Up the Night”

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