2017 Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5:30p.m.
At the Marina in Old Town Alexandria

Join us for the 18th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights at the City Marina in Old Town Alexandria. At sundown on the day of Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, experience one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions. We need your help to make Alexandria's harbor shines as illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront. The parade begins on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Boats will be decked to impress a panel of judges who will award prizes in a dozen categories, including Best in Show, Thinking Outside the Christmas Box, and Hardiest Souls.

Get creative and start decorating as we’ll be awarding over $3,000 in cash prizes. Hurry and register below before November 17, 2017 as the parade participation is limited to first 60 boats. Each pre-registered parade boat will receive an Extraordinary Alexandria Holiday Commemorative Gift Bag and a captain’s $100 thank-you gift card.

Come early, stay late. The Alexandria City Marina is offering complimentary slips on Friday and Saturday for all parade participants.  We encourage boaters to come early to enjoy Alexandria’s holiday festivities and join the parade from Alexandria. To reserve your slip, please contact the Alexandria City Marina.

Stay tuned for more details.  The parade coordination team is busy firming up all of the details to ensure smooth sailing and coordination with the District.  Stay tuned for follow up emails or check back for ongoing updates. 

Register Here
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Questions? Need additional information? Please contact us at AlexBoatParade@VisitAlexVA.com.