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37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

December 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Boat Parade of Lights: A Spectacular Holiday Tradition Returns

The holiday season has officially set sail in Panama City, Florida and Destination Panama City is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated Boat Parade of Lights! Teaming up with the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club, Hotel Indigo, Harrison’s Restaurant, and the City of Panama City, we’re excited to be illuminating the waters of St. Andrews Bay once again with the cherished community tradition.

The parade begins at 5:30 PM. The route begins with staging on the water in front of St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club and travels westwardly to the Historic Downtown Panama City area – floating by the Panama City Marina, Harrison’s Kitchen & Bar, Hotel Indigo Panama City Marina, an IHG Hotel (Tarpons & Steam on 5), then along West Beach Drive, to Historic St. Andrews and the St Andrews Marina, continuing on to No Name Lounge, and ending at the Hathaway Bridge!

Be part of the maritime merriment! Whether you’re a captain eager to showcase your creativity or an enthusiastic onlooker, there’s a place for you in this unforgettable event. Spectators can watch the boats light up the bay from the shorelines, the Panama City Marina, or elevate their viewing experience at Harrison’s Kitchen and Bar or Hotel Indigo. Captains will have a chance to win a YETI gift basket worth up to $1000 for the best decorated boat, voted on by the public.

Are you a boat captain interested in participating? Submit your application today!

Free for spectators

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