Schedule of events

‘Tis the season to jingle and mingle on the harborfront! The third annual Light Up the Night Holiday Parade of Boats combines two of the Lowcountry’s most beloved traditions – the allure of the harbor and twinkling holiday lights.

banner_paradeofboats1A viewing party filled with the sounds of the season surrounded by captivating lights will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Boats adorned with colorful lights will promenade past the viewing docks while guests on shore fill the air with their favorite holiday carols and feast on the scrumptious tastes of the season. This family friendly event is sure to become a holiday tradition for young and old from near and far.

Viewing party time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Location:   Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, S.C.       

Ticket Price:  $25 in advance/$30 at the door; Children 17 and under $5.

VIP Friends and Sponsors:  Packages start at $250

Expected Attendance:  1,500 merry makers!

Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room

Sponsor and VIP Friends Packages provide access to the event grounds and to the Ho Ho Ho Hospitality Room. Guests will enjoy complimentary upgraded food and beverages in a climate controlled jolly atmosphere overlooking the Charleston Harbor.

Charitable information

Net proceeds from the Light Up the Night viewing party support the Rotary Club of Charleston Fund (RCCF) which is a charitable grant-making fund used exclusively for charitable purposes. The RCCF makes contributions primarily to support local community needs in the areas of health, education, welfare and other philanthropic purposes.

Through the RCCF, the Club has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local projects and has provided leadership that led to real ways to help people in our community. Among the local institutions that the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston helped to start are the Coastal Community Foundation and the local Boy Scouts movement. Funds have been used recently to support many other admirable causes and scholarships such as Camp Puff ‘n Stuff, Water Missions International, the Florence Crittenton Home, YMCA Y Achiever’s program, Veterans On Deck, and Communities In Schools just to name a few.