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Santa Arrives by Tugboat & The Lighted Boat Parade

Santa Arrives By Tugboat

Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 2:00 PM

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Mystic’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in Historic Downtown Mystic on November 26, 2022. Christmas Tree Lighting is at 6pm with the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade to follow. This event has become a beloved tradition in Mystic over the years-- don’t miss out on being part of the festivities by sponsoring our candy canes, parade & more! The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center will be on site to collect unwrapped toy donations for the holidays. Come out and support a great cause!

Is your boat still in the water through the the holiday season? Decorate your vessel and participate in the 2022 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Email katya@mysticchamber.org for registration and more details.

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Thanks to Mystic Seaport Museum for their continued support and being a true community partner.  We would not be able to manage the water aspect of the Lighted Boat Parade with out the support of the Seaport.  

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Lighted Boat Parade

Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 6:15 PM
Spectators and passersby line both sides of the Mystic River to watch as decorated boats pass by in the 19th Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Interested in showcasing your boat for the Lighted Boat Parade? Participation is open to the public and only requires a toy donation to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center which will be on site the day of.

Come and see as decorated vessels parade down the Mystic River just after 6PM and return to the Mystic River Park, where spectators and judges gather. Boats are judged on creativity and team spirit, with prizes offered in five categories: 'Most Charismatic Crew', 'Innovative Vessel', 'Best Dressed Vessel', 'Most Holiday Spirit' and 'Miss Mystic Vessel of Grandeur'.

Is your boat still in the water through the the holiday season? Decorate your vessel and participate in the 2022 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Email solveig@mysticchamber.org for registration and more details.

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