2012 marks the 30th annual Lights Parade here in Annapolis Harbor and, as always, we plan to have a great event for spectators and participants!
Special thanks go to our sponsors and advertisers. You will see listings for them on our site, which are linked to their websites. These businesses and organizations are providing invaluable support towards making this event a reality. Thanks to our participants, who come out and do an amazing job of transforming their watercraft (and docks and balconies) into holiday ornaments that light up our winter night.
A Note on Parking
The parking site for this year’s parade will be the garage at Park Place, 100 Westgate Circle. There will be signs on Rowe Boulevard and Taylor Avenue directing visitors to the garage. The City Shuttle will circulate every ten minutes from Park Place to downtown and from there back to Park Place until 2:30 AM. The Shuttle can be hailed anywhere along the route. It will be free of charge that day for all passengers.
Where to see the Parade?
The Lights Parade will take place along the Annapolis Spa Creek waterfront, below and above the bridge. For information on access points, check out the Parade Map page.
You may also view the parade from the decks of the Harbor Queen which will be decorated and be open to the public for perfect viewing of the parade and be in her normal slip at the end of City Dock from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on December 8, 2012.
Harbor Queen will remain dockside throughout the parade and the cost of admission is a donation to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. Bring a can of food or other non-perishable item including food for pets and monetary donations ($5 recommended) to see the parade from Harbor Queen. A portion of the bar proceeds will also benefit the Food Bank.
Great News! So you are out of town and don't want to miss the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade? Now you can watch the EYC Lights Parade via your iphone, ipad, android phone, PC and TV connected to the internet. This years parade will be live on the internet via LiveStream.com.
Pictures of past Lights Parades:
Register and be part of the fun!
Building on the success of 2010, once again we will have a "Club Challenge". Boats that are affiliated with clubs, schools, or organizations will be judged for the "Club Challenge". You will have a chance to add a club affiliation on your entry form.
Check out the Participants page for a list of registered entrants, and a schedule of activities. Go to the Registration page and sign up. In order to be included in the 2012 Lights Parade program and promotional materials in SpinSheet and PropTalk please sign up NOW (our deadline for December PropTalk is October 20th and December SpinSheet is November 5.) The final deadline for Lights Parade sign-up is December 5.
Keep an eye on these pages as we continue to add updated news and announcements about the parade, and for the registered skippers.
Fund Raising, Sponsors, and Advertisers
This event benefits tremendously from the generosity of the Annapolis business community. Visit our Sponsors and Advertisers page for a listing of our supporters this year, and links to their websites.
Please support the 2012 Lights Parade by purchasing our 2012 Event Poster and/or Holiday Cards. These items are for sale in Annapolis at
Eastport Yacht Club Bar 317 First Street
Fawcetts Boat Supplies 919 Bay Ridge Road
Historic Annapolis Foundation's "Museum Store" 77 Main Street
Maria's Picture Place 45 Maryland Avenue
EYC Lights Parade Chair
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