2019 Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

Boater Registration

Boaters are invited to register now for the 20th Anniversary Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, rated among the top 10 Best Holiday Parades 2017 by USA Today 10Best.com. Celebrated as one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions, Old Town Alexandria's historic waterfront shines with illuminated boats as they cruise the Potomac River at sundown on the day of the Campagna Center's iconic Scottish Christmas Walk Parade.

The parade begins on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. Prepare to impress a panel of judges who will award prizes in a dozen categories. Stay tuned for 20th anniversary surprises and special prizes. Space is limited; the registration deadline is November 25, 2019. Attendance is required at the Alexandria Captain's Safety Meeting (date TBA) to participate in the Alexandria parade.

The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights is part of a Potomac River holiday tradition with The District’s Holiday Boat Parade taking place at The Wharf in Washington, D.C. the same evening at 7 p.m. Boaters are encouraged to participate in both parades for a chance to win thousands more in prizes while dazzling crowds of parade-goers along both sides of the river. Register here for The District's parade.

20th Anniversary Boat Parade Logo

Partners

Old Dominion Boat Club Alexandria City Governement Logo

Visit Alexandria logoPotomac Riverboat Company

2018 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights!

2018 Best of Alexandria Show: Letter of Marque, Captain Walter Weiss, “Hanukkah, the festival of lights”
2018 Best of Alexandria Show: Letter of Marque, Captain Walter Weiss, “Hanukkah, the festival of lights”
2018 Best Powerboat: Iechyd Da!, Captain Larry Chandler, “A Bohemian Rhapsody Holiday”
2018 Best Powerboat: Iechyd Da!, Captain Larry Chandler, “A Bohemian Rhapsody Holiday”
2018 Best Sailboat: Dark Star, Captain Doug Savage, “Little Drummer Boy and Friends”
2018 Best Sailboat: Dark Star, Captain Doug Savage, “Little Drummer Boy and Friends”
2018 Best Spirit of America: Mental Recession, Captain Seth Frankel, “Caps Caps Caps” celebrating Stanley Cup champions the Washington Capitals
2018 Thinking Outside the Christmas Box: Firefly, Captain Dave Easter, “Jingle Bones”
2018 Most Animated: Kairos, Captains Michael Bradford and Tipper Williams Bradford, “Kairos Christmas on the Potomac”
2018 Most Holiday Cheer: Reva D, Captain Rich Hart, “The Griswalds”
2018 Most Spirited Crew: Blown Away, Captain Mike Moreau, “Nightmare Before Christmas”
2018 Best Theme: Fuelin Around, Captain Jack Stoddard, “Christmas Cheer”
2018 Hardiest Soul: O'Sea Dee, Captain Wil Neubauer, “A Blue Christmas” with Elvis impersonator
2018 Best Try: Nelson, Captain Hank Hart, “Starry Night, Winter Lights”
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