Christmas Boat Parades in the
If you plan to be a home exchange guest during the holiday season and spend your vacation in a
coastal community, chances are
you won’t be far from a dazzling Christmas Boat Parade. Cities up and down the
Atlantic coast, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific coast (and even some inland places on
bodies of water) roll out the holiday red carpet to boaters who love a parade and
to spectators who love to watch. alone has over 74 events. Florida
It's all about boats decked out like floats parading at night down intracoastal waterways, bays, and harbors. Some feature traditional carolers and modest strings of blinking lights, while others splash their way with glitz and glitter and rockin’ music.
IVHEhome exchange properties in coastal
are available in these cities: Florida
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On the west coast, one of the oldest Christmas boat parades, dating back to 1908, is held each season in Newport Beach, California. The New York Times has called it “One of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation.” Here, IVHE presents this seaside pearl, among other southern California gems; home exchange property #0694
Regardless of your coastal location, check with the local or state tourism office for details on participating in a parade with your own boat or with a rental. For landlubber spectators, information on reserved seats dockside, and the nearest wells for holiday libations, is also available.