Parade of Lights
Experience one of the region's most beloved Holiday traditions.
Alexandria and D.C. harbors will light up on Saturday, December 1st, when over one mile of festively decorated power and sail boats parade from the the Alexandria Harbor to theWashington Channel. Parade route, times and party details are underway. Register today, or check back for further details!
Join the Fun
The 13th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights is the pinnacle of a fun-filled day of festivities.
Kick off the holiday season and join your fellow boaters for a weekend of fun on the Potomac. The festivities begin on Thursday, November 29th, at the Captains' & First Mates parade coordination meeting and reception. Join the flotilla on Saturday in Washington or Alexandria and celebrate at the awards party immediately following the parade. Renew old acquaintances and make new friends. Check out our photo gallery to see what it's all about.
Bring Home the Gold
There's a prize for almost every boat! Get in the spirit and aim for the best!
Start your decorating plans now, as each location will be offering great prizes. From Best in Show to Best Try, Most Spirited Crew to Best Spirit of America, there’s a prize for almost every boat. Registered boaters are eligible to win cash prizes, gift certificates, dinners, weekend getaways, hotel stays and more valued at thousands of dollars.