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Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on the Mystic River

November 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on the Mystic River

The 2022 Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 6 pm on the Mystic River.

The deadline to enter your boat this year is Monday, November 21st. November 26th, 2022 at 6pm is the Tree Lighting in Mystic River Park; 6:20pm Bridge Opening for Parade Mystic River Park Downtown Mystic Boaters: Please plan to catch the 3:40pm Drawbridge opening to rendezvous at Mystic Seaport prior to the Parade

Santa arrives by tugboat at 2 pm.

Spectators and passersby line both sides of the Mystic River to watch as decorated boats pass by in the 17th 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 2021 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Email solveig@mysticchamber.org for registration and more details.

These holiday events have become beloved traditions in Mystic over the years– don’t miss out on being part of the festivities by sponsoring our candy canes, parade & more!


November 26, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mystic River Park
28 Cottrell St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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