At exactly 6:30pm all the boats participating in the show whether docked or cruising in the harbor turned their lights on. I was able to take part in the holiday chill and hopped on board a Beneteau accompanied by 8 santas and 3 sugar plum fairies. We decked the haul full of lights and ribbon. Our beneteau boasted a giant green Christmas tree that hung from the top of the mast.
Many boats were out that night to celebrate Christmas and some of the more recognizable boats depicted a mermaid, a beating heart and a lighthouse. It was a fun-filled evening with a lot of Christmas cheer and fun characters who all shared red faces from being out in the cold. Thankfully, we had a heater running in the cockpit and hot soup on the stove.
To finish the night off there was a spectacular display of fireworks over the harbor. The downpour of rain actually intensified the display by reflecting the fireworks off the rain making it the perfect ending to a light parade.