Holiday spirit is not dead—as long as we still have our lighted boat parades!

Due to the coronavirus, the holiday season has been taking a hit this year in just about every state. Traditional events have either been canceled or limited, since crowds are not allowed in most places.

But there's one thing that will not play victim to the virus: and that's the resilient lighted boat parade! Huzzah!

Two boat parades in the Chesapeake Bay are scheduled to go on as planned

The PYY Marine Pasadena Lighted Boat Parade, a newer showcase established several years ago, will occur on Saturday, November 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Taking place off Broken Oar Bar & Grill, the boat parade will travel the Patapsco River through central Maryland into the Chesapeake, before ending at Rock Creek. 

To register your event for this boat parade, call the Marine office at 410-255-1771.

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Another well-known event is the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, which will occur on December 12, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Going on for almost 40 years, the award-winning boat parade will feature 40 boats traversing the Annapolis Harbor and under the Eastport Bridge. 

Only high winds will cancel the parade, but organizers say route changes or other viewing accommodations may be made for COVID-19 safety. Check the Eastport Yacht Club’s website for updates.

In spite of the global pandemic and limitations in holiday events, people can still look forward to these two!

Are you excited to attend one of the lighted boat parades this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!