Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade happening in December

Celebrate the holidays with a lighted boat parade in the city of Tampa. Winter Village is in full effect at Curtis Hixon Park, holiday classics are being streamed under the stars.

Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will happen the Saturday before Christmas, December 18, along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade begins at the southern tip of Davis Islands, travels through the Convention Center basin and up to the Heights where the boats will turn around and head to Sparkman Wharf where judging will occur and the parade will end.


Judges are pairs from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the sailboat and motorboat competitions will each receive a trophy.

The festivities officially begin at 6pm.

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