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Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on the Mystic River

November 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on the Mystic River

The 2021 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6 pm on the Mystic River.

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 27, 2021
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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