Dec 04 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The District’s Holiday Boat Parade

Join us on December 4, 2021 for the District’s Holiday Boat Parade. Celebrate the holidays with this iconic DC event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel.

Get into the spirit as you decorate ornaments. Warm up by our fire pit and visit our lighted Christmas Tree. Go ice skating and sample winter drinks at our Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden. And bring the whole family to meet Santa and make memories during this annual DC tradition.

Parade Schedule
6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden, s’mores, and live music)
7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel
8:00pm — Fireworks Salute
8:15pm–9:00pm — Live music on District Pier Stage

Boater Registration
Boat owners are invited to decorate their boats and pariticpate in the parade. Boats participating in the District’s Holiday Boat Parade receive commemorative swag bags, invitations to the Captains After Party, and are eligible for a chance to win some fantastic cash prizes, including the $1,000 Best in Parade award. Boat captains must register in advance of participation, and must attend the mandatory Captains Meeting on December 2 at 7pm.

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