COUNTDOWN: Only one day left before big boat raffle, party

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The 36th annual Holiday Parade of Boats will add a special twinkle to the Charleston harbor this Saturday, December 9, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. More than 30 boats have registered to participate this year ranging in length from 18 feet to 90 feet. It could be the longest parade in history.

The brightly-decorated boats will convene near the entrance to the Charleston harbor in the late afternoon and begin their promenade along the Mount Pleasant coastline around 5:15 p.m. Look for boats names like Dances With Waves, Miss Vixen, Polar Express, Knot Behavin’ and Sea Flea to name a few to arrive on the Charleston side of the harbor around 6:20 p.m..

One of the best viewing spots will be at the Light Up the Night Parade Party hosted by the Rotary Club of Charleston and the City of Charleston at the Charleston Maritime Center. Tickets for this festive, family-friendly event feature barbecue, sweet treats and young-at-heart, and jolly caroling. Santa will make a special appearance arriving by boat at 5:30 p.m. Read more

COUNTDOWN: 2 days left before boat parade, viewing party

More than 30 boats are registered for the annual Holiday Parade of Boats

banner_paradeofboats1_60The 36th annual Holiday Parade of Boats will add a special twinkle to the Charleston harbor this Saturday, December 9, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. More than 30 boats have registered to participate this year ranging in length from 18 feet to 90 feet. It could be the longest parade in history.

The brightly-decorated boats will convene near the entrance to the Charleston harbor in the late afternoon and begin their promenade along the Mount Pleasant coastline around 5:15 p.m. Look for boats names like Dances With Waves, Miss Vixen, Polar Express, Knot Behavin’ and Sea Flea to name a few to arrive on the Charleston side of the harbor around 6:20 p.m..

One of the best viewing spots will be at the Light Up the Night Parade Party hosted by the Rotary Club of Charleston and the City of Charleston at the Charleston Maritime Center. Tickets for this festive, family-friendly event feature barbecue, sweet treats and young-at-heart, and jolly caroling. Santa will make a special appearance arriving by boat at 5:30 p.m. Read more

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Light Up the Night viewing party planned for Charleston Maritime Center

banner_paradeofboats1_60The 36th annual Holiday Parade of Boats will add a special twinkly to the Charleston harbor this Saturday, December 9, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. One of the best viewing spots will be at the Light Up the Night Parade Party hosted by the Rotary Club of Charleston and the City of Charleston at the Charleston Maritime Center. Tickets for this festive, family friendly event feature barbecue, sweet treats and jolly caroling. Santa will make a special appearance arriving by boat at 5:30 p.m.

All proceeds support the Rotary Club of Charleston Foundation. Read more

COUNTDOWN: 4 days ’til Parade of Boats

‘Twas a night in December – the harbor aglow
With dozens of boats set to put on a show!
Their rigging and decks strung with lights to glitter
And people on shore poised for Facebook and Twitter!
And I and my wife with our kiddies in tow
Were awaiting the start of a wondrous light show,
When from the Maritime Center there arose a great roar
And I had to find out just what it was for. 

The Light Up the Night Parade Party was swinging
With the Rotary Club of Charleston hosting.
The Holiday Boat Parade they did cheer
As it began again for the 36th year. Read more

Oh, what fun we’ll have Dec. 9!

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. 9, 2017.

  • To see how much fun we had last year, click the video above.
  • To purchase a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win a boat, click here.

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