Lighted Boat Parades Kick Off Holiday Festivities

lighted-boats-630x420One thing we can be thankful for is that it is almost time for the lighted boat parades to usher in the holiday season. Beginning December 2, there is a boat parade – or more – scheduled almost every weekend throughout the month.

December 2

St. Pete Beach Boat Parade and Winter Festival in the Park

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Horan Park next to St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr.

Website: spbrec.com/special-events

December 3

Pass-A-Grille and Vina Del Mar Boat Parade

Time: Dusk/6 p.m.

Location: Begins at Merry Pier, 801 Pass-A-Grille Way

Website: merrypier.com

December 10

Gulfport & Boca Ciega Yacht Club’s 31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Begins at Gulfport Municipal Marina, passes by the Boca Ciega Yacht Club clubhouse, then proceeds to Williams Pier, Town Shores and Pasadena Yacht Club

Website: sailbcyc.org/ChristmasBoatParade

Madeira Beach Festival of Lights Holiday Boat Parade

Time: Dusk/7:00 p.m.

Location: Begins behind the Madeira Beach Recreation Center, 200 Rex Pl. and ends at John’s Pass Village

Website: islandneighborschamber.org/event/holiday-boat-parade/

St. Petersburg 30th Annual Illuminated Boat Parade

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: The parade sails around the Pier and into the Vinoy Basin.

Website: stpeteboatparade.org/event

December 11

Treasure Island’s Lighted Boat Parade

Time: 6:20 p.m.

Location: Boats will depart from The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, sail past the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge and end at John’s Pass

Website: mytreasureisland.org

Redington Beach/Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Starts at Tom Stuart Causeway docking to The Pub restaurant in Indian Shores.

Website: townofredingtonbeach.com/

December 17

30th Annual Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Begins at Holiday Inn Harbourside

Website: indian-rocks-beach.com

 

 

 

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