Following the Christmas Market on December 1, the waterfront will light up with the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade. Pre-event festivities begin at 6 pm with Center Stage Academy. The Yorktown Chorale and the Fifes & Drums of York Town will perform by the glow of a beach bonfire as the crowd awaits the magnificent parade of lights, which officially starts at 7 pm.
More than 20 sail, pleasure, and work boats will coast down the York River, competing for “Best in Show.” The judges are looking for four things: Wow Factor; Color and Light; Originality and Theme; and Spirit. They rank each boat accordingly to get an average that then determines the winner. Contestants really get into the spirit of the event and many start planning their themes months in advance.
For more information, call 757-890-3500 or visit www.visityorktown.org.