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Huge Holiday Lighted Boat Parade to light up Tampa's Riverwalk this weekend

Tampa's Holiday Lighted Boat Parade is a much loved annual tradition that brings thousands to Tampa's Riverwalk to enjoy a spectacular procession of boats adorned with thousands of twinkling lights for the holiday.


Tampa’s Largest Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

On Saturday December 23, the Tampa Riverwalk will shimmer with the sparkle of Tampa Bay's largest lighted boat parade along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa


Every year on the Saturday before Christmas, thousands of residents and visitors amass along the Riverwalk to watch the spectacular holiday boat parade featuring a flotilla of brightly lit and decorated boats sailing from the tip of Davis Islands to Sparkman Wharf.


TAMPA RIVERWALK HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE

The parade organised by Friends of the Riverwalk, 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.


Tampa’s Largest Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Approximately 125 decorated boats are expected on the 7.5-mile route. The parade begins at 6 pm at the southern tip of Davis Islands, travels through the Convention Center basin and up to the Laurel Street Bridge where the boats will turn around and proceed to Sparkman Wharf where the boat parade will conclude.


Judging will take place at the Tampa Convention Center by pairs from Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay. First, second and third-place trophies will be awarded. 


Tampa’s Largest Holiday Lighted Boat Parade



Tampa’s Largest Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

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