Lighted Boat Parade in Yorktown on Saturday December 2


Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade

Saturday, December 2
6 to 8 p.m

Watch as a fleet of decorated boats navigate around the York River and compete for best in show!

If you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit, you’ll want to put this one on your calendar! Head to the Yorktown Waterfront for the Annual Lighted Boat Parade. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 p.m. and and include caroling around illuminated braziers, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of York Town, and complimentary hot cider.

  • Boy scouts will be serving free apple cider.
  • Christmas caroling
  • DJ Ben Herrick will be playing Christmas songs.
  • Food vendors
  • Illuminated braziers
  • Parked boats on display
  • Roving entertainment

The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m. This annual event has been a community tradition for more than two decades, and brings neighbors together to celebrate the season.

As an added safety precaution, families are encouraged to bring flashlights to assist in navigation around town at night. In the event weather conditions pose a threat, please call the York County event weather hotline for the most current information at 757.890.3520. More Info

For more Christmas events in December in Yorktown visit our Yorktown Celebrates Christmas post!


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