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Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

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December 08, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Suncoast Charities for Children will be holding the 32nd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on December 9 and area boaters are invited to enter free of charge.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with vessels making a short transit across Sarasota Bay and entering the Bayfront Park area at approx. 7:00 p.m.

Best areas for viewing are Marina Jack, Bayfront Park, and Centennial Park. All vessels must be over 21 feet in length. Boaters can submit a private or corporate entry and will be judged for cash prizes. An awards ceremony will take place immediately after the parade on the Marina Jack fuel dock. Sam Chavers Jr. and Sarah Catell are co-chairs for this year?s event.