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December 9, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Charleston Harbor
Charleston, SC 29401

Parade of Boats
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Annual Holiday Parade of Boats

Saturday, December 9

Head to the water for a Lowcountry holiday tradition as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds through the Charleston Harbor. View the procession along Charleston’s waterfront or decorate your own boat and join the parade. Presented in partnership with the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron. The parade begins at approximately 5:00PM near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River, (after processing down the Charleston side of the Cooper River), at approximately 7:30PM. We say approximately, because of various factors, including wind, current, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway. Information about the historic Rotary Club of Charleston’s Light Up the Night Parade Viewing Party at the Charleston Maritime Center is available by visiting

The City of Charleston and County of Charleston offer free two hour parking vouchers for participating garages. Click the voucher below to download and print. The voucher is valid beginning Friday, November 24, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018.

Holiday Magic Historic Charleston Parking Voucher