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Join the Parade

It’s that time of year again, when the days get shorter, the nights get colder, and every shopping mall from Albany to Albuquerque plays the same music. It’s also time for a nautical December tradition, the holiday boat parade. From coast to coast and along rivers and lakes throughout the country boaters will deck the bowrails and take to the water. Check out the list of holiday parades below and find one near you.

And if you get out on the water for a show this season, take a picture and upload it to our Snapshot contest for a chance to get your photo in our magazine.

Christmas Holiday Boat Parade on the Patchogue River, Patchogue, New York
Sunday, November 24. Parade starts at 6:00. www.patchogue.com/boatparade

Palm Beach Boat Parade, Palm Beach, Florida
Saturday, December 7. Parade starts at 6:00. www.palmbeachboatparade.org

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Saturday, December 14. Parade starts at 6:30. www.winterfestparade.com

Newport Harbor Boat Parade, Newport, Rhode Island
Saturday, November 23. Parade starts at 6:15. www.gonewport.com

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, Marina del Rey, California
Saturday, December 14. Parade starts at 6:00. www.mdrboatparade.org

Alexandria Holiday Parade of Lights, Alexandria, Virginia
Saturday, December 7. Parade starts at 5:30. www.visitalexandriava.com

Holiday Parade of Boats in Los Angeles Harbor, Los Angeles, California
Saturday, December 7. Parade starts at 8:30. www.laharborholidayafloat.org

Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, Sarasota, Florida
Saturday, December 14. Parade starts at 6:00. www.sarasotachristmasboatparade.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Newport Beach, California
Wednesday, December 18 through Sunday, December 22. Parades start at 6:30. www.christmasboatparade.com