Unique tradition!

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade

September 21, 2018 - 06:00 pmSeptember 21, 2018 - 08:30 pmDecember 1, 2018, 6pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Riverwalk Landing Piers
331 Water Street,, Yorktown
Yorktown, VA 23690
United States 331 Water Street,, Yorktown Yorktown 23690

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, you'll want to put this one on your calendar! Join us at the Yorktown Waterfront from 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of Yorktown, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m. This annual event has been a community tradition for more than two decades, and brings neighbors together to celebrate the season. Some of the boats take almost 20 hours to decorate! 

As an added safety precaution, families are encouraged to bring flashlights to assist in navigation around town at night. No rain dates are scheduled for the holiday weekend events.  In the event weather conditions pose a threat, please call the York County event weather hotline for the most current information at (757) 890-3520. This event is sponsored by the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade Committee and Wormley Creek Marina. Yorktown Beach.  Free. 757.890.3500