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On this first day of fall, ’tis much closer to the season to jingle and mingle on the harbor front!

Now you can purchase your tickets to join the Rotary Club of Charleston as we celebrate the holiday season with a viewing party of the Holiday Parade of Boats at the Maritime Center.  Use the form at right, or click “read more” to find the form: Read more

Save this date: Dec. 9, 2017

A great time was had by all at the 2016 Light Up the Night Parade Party at the Charleston Maritime Center.

Want to have as much fun at the Charleston’s 2017 annual Parade of Boats as you did last year?  Or did you miss last year’s great viewing part at the Charleston Maritime Center and want to make sure you DON’T MISS IT this year?

  • Reserve this date on your calendar for this year’s Rotary Club of Charleston Viewing Party for the annual Parade of Boats:  5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Oh, what fun we had in 2016!

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Santa greeted this little boy after arriving at the party on a city fire boat.

Thank you to all of the festive party-goers and hundreds of attendees at the annual Light Up The Night Parade Party for the 2016 Charleston Parade of Boats.

banner_paradeofboats1_60There was lots of barbecue-eating, music-listening, and hand-rubbing as participants greeted Santa and Mrs. Claus and had fun watching more than 30 boats parade on the Cooper River in front of the Charleston Maritime Center.

In the days ahead, we’ll post information here on the raffle winner and how much the Rotary Club of Charleston raised for local charities.

In the meantime, thank you again to all for attending.  We look forward to you joining us next year on the second Saturday evening of December.  See you on Dec. 9, 2017!

Enjoy our fun, new party video from 2016

A viewing party filled with the sounds of the season surrounded by captivating lights will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

Boats adorned with colorful lights will promenade past the viewing docks while guests on shore fill the air with their favorite holiday carols and feast on the scrumptious tastes of the season. This family-friendly event is sure to become a holiday tradition for young and old from near and far. Read more