Saturday is the big day!

banner_paradeofboats1_60The 35th annual Holiday Parade of Boats and the special Light Up the Night Parade Party is just around the corner, commencing at 5 p.m. Saturday with three hours of fun, food and frolic.

Join us.  More than 35 boats are scheduled to participate in this year’s Dec. 10 boat parade.  Ranging in length from 18 feet to 90 feet, they should be the longest parade in history 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 and young-at-heart, and jolly caroling. Santa will make a special appearance arriving by boat at 5:30 p.m.

You’ll hear music from the Bluestone Ramblers and see Rotarian and Mayor John Tecklenburg leading Christmas carols and having fun.  Join us for lots of holiday merriment!

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