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A Parade with a Purpose

On Saturday, December 10, enjoy a parade of boats beautifully decorated for the holidays on Sarasota Bay.   This annual event is presented by Suncoast Charities for Children and Marina Jack.  Admission is free and the best viewing is from Bayfront Park and Marina Jack. Reservations are required in advance for Marina Jack and fill up quickly. Call 941-365-4232 to reserve your table now! Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or book which will be distributed by Suncoast Charities for Children to The Florida Center for Early Childhood, The Haven, and Children First. Greg Corvelle and Lisa Baer serve as Co-Chairs for this year’s event.  Celebrity judges select winners from both the private and corporate sector. 

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Register For The 2022 Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Parade Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Deadline to Register: Thursday, December 8, 2022

Please Note: Mandatory Captain’s Meeting – Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 5:30pm at Marina Jack

*Due to state navigational rules and regulations, self-propelled vessels are not permitted in the parade.

Winners From The 2021 Parade

Private (21'-35')

1st Place – Bound-N-Blue | Captained By Eric Clayton
2nd Place – Prana | Captained By Richard Dear

Private (36' Over)

1st Place – Seaduction | Captained By Neal Obendorf
2nd Place – Pomalo | Captained By Greg Budslick

Corporate (21'-35')

1st Place – Turtle Beach Grill | Captained By Able Ortega/ Turtle Beach Grill
2nd Place – Crockett & Tubbs | Captained By Patrick Sullivan/ Suntex Marina Investors

Corporate (36' Over)

1st Place – Viva La Vit’a | Captained By James Ditaranto/ Commercial Electrical Systems
2nd Place – Seen Seas of Williams | Captained By Simon Williams/ GoGPS

Most Creative

Seaduction | Captained By Neal Obendorf