Holiday Boat Parade of Lights logo

Saturday, December 14, 2024

A Parade with a Purpose

On Saturday, December 14, 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. Lana Jackson and Lisa Baer serve as Co-Chairs for this year’s event.  Celebrity judges select winners from both the private and corporate sector. 

Presenting Sponsors

Toy Drive Partner


Parade Sponsors

Winners From The 2023 Parade

Private (21'-35')

1st Place – Tuff Tiki | Captained By Bill Hogan
2nd Place – Northstar | Captained By John Montelione

Private (36' Over)

1st Place – Lotus | Captained By Casey Hovey
2nd Place – Atlantic Attitude | Captained By John Springhetti

Corporate (21'-35')

1st Place – Brown-Eyed Girl | Captained By Cooper Tholmes
2nd Place – Turtle Beach Grill | Captained By Abel Ortega

Corporate (36' Over)

1st Place – Bluewater | Captained By Jay Riggs
2nd Place – Sarasota Bay Explorers | Captained By Angel