Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay
December 9, 2023
The 34th Annual Marine Industries Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay will be held Saturday, December 9, 2023. This year's parade theme is "Let It Glow".
Winners will take best in class and best overall theme winner. The Naples City Dock will host the judging committee and VIP guests, with limited presale tickets for a front row seat to the spectacle.
The parade of lighted boats will start at 6:15pm.
All size boats are welcome to enter, in-lieu of an entry fee, donations will be accepted for the Ricky King Foundation.
The Christmas Boat Parade is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! Decorate your boat and invite your friends and family aboard for a fun evening or charter a decorated yacht and plan to participate for your company Christmas Party! It's also tons of fun to watch!
Raft up with friends on the Bay, host a watch party in your Naples Bay waterfront backyard, or come to one of the many public viewing locations.
It's a Naples tradition you will love taking part in!
PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start at 6:15pm from Marker 18 (Bayview Park & Hamilton Harbor marina area) and will continue north to the Naples City Dock, then to Pincher's at Tin City at the Gordon River bridge, then travel back down the Bay into Port Royal's Man-O-War and Morgan Cove.
VIEWING LOCATIONS: Naples City Dock (ticketed), Pincher's at Tin City, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples Landing, Kelly's Fish House, The Boat House on Naples Bay, and Bayview Park.
Awards and gift certificates will be given to the best decorated boats in their category. There will be approximately 8 to 10 winners. T
he Captain's Meeting is a must attend for those wishing to participate. It will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 6:30 p.m. at Pincher's at Tin City.
The Christmas Boat Parade is sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and benefits The Ricky King Fund, and MIACC Foundation.