Holiday Boat Parades!

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So have I told you all how much I miss summer enough? No? Okay. Well, I really really really miss summer. I miss sitting on the patio at the Washington Sailing Marina, I miss being able to ride the Potomac River Boat Co. boats without freezing my henie off (is that even how you spell henie?).

So when I heard about the boat parades happening this weekend in Balitmore and in Old Town Alexandria, I was overjoyed! Faux-summer! With boats! (And coats, but I’ll take what I can get, okay?) Both are happening this Saturday (Dec. 6).

Alexandria’s got the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, complete with Santa and 50 or so lit sail boats and leisure boats. Santa arrives at 4:15 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m.

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is hosting the Baltimore Parade of Lights. The WaPo GOG says “The best spots for viewing the parade include the front of the Maryland Science Center and on Broadway Pier in Fells Point, as well as any waterfront venue open to the public.” Parade starts at 6 p.m.

So grab your ear muffs and your hats and head out to the water parades to long for the warm days of yore. Or just to celebrate the holidays, whichever.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

3 thoughts on “Holiday Boat Parades!

  1. The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade is the The Parade of Lighted Boats which actually begins in the Washington Channel on the Southwest DC waterfront where festivities start at 4 pm on the 800 block of Waterstreet, SW, with the boats launching at 5 pm. After passing the judges’ tower, the boats head on to Alexandria.