Registration for the 2017 Lights Parade is OPEN!
We're #1! Thanks to all who voted in the 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice contest for Best Holiday Parade!
Every year on the second Saturday in December, magic happens on the water of the Annapolis Harbor—boats suddenly appear out of the cold winter night illuminated with thousands of colored lights and crewed by jolly revelers. Families and friends gather at their favorite viewing spots along the waterfront to see this yearly spectacle and to celebrate the holiday season together. The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade is one of Annapolis’ signature events and we invite you to join us as a participant in the parade or as a spectator cheering on the decorated boats and their crews.
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek above the Spa Creek Bridge
Heather Ersts, Commodore
Eastport Yacht Club
The 2016 EYC Lights Parade was fabulous! See you next time, on Saturday, December 9, 2017!
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. We recognize the work and planning that goes into a Lights Parade entry, and we appreciate the effort, as well as the willingness of crews to brave a very cold night.
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.