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