General

The public can view the parade and listen to live announcements at two locations:
• Burton Chace Park
• Fisherman’s Village

Parking at Burton Chace Park is available for $8 in County Lots #77 and #4. Pay stations take credit cards and cash.
Parking is also available at Fisherman’s Village (cash only; $1 per 20 minutes, $15 max; pay attendant at exit).

More information and Parking map

40 ~ 50 boats ⛵️⛴

6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 hours)

What if it rains? The parade will run rain or shine. However, in the interest of safety, upon the issuance of a small watercraft advisory notice from the Coast Guard, the parade would be cancelled for that evening. This decision will be made at 6:00 pm on the day. A message will be posted on the web site at https://mdrboatparade.org in the extremely rare case of the parade being cancelled.

Yes, our local boat charters offer all types of cruises during the parade.

• FantaSea Yachts
• Hornblower

It’s FREE!
We don’t sell any tickets to see the parade.
Just come and watch at Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village.

The Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol will be in charge of boat traffic and safety during the Parade.
The Sheriff Harbor Patrol and or Coast Guard may do random security checks on vessels.
Vessels not officially in the Parade requiring transit through the Marina during the Parade will require a Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol escort.
We ask to stay out of the parade route and be safe.
We encourage you to enter the parade! 🙂✨

Boat Entry

Entry Fee includes: registration to the parade and 2 tickets for the Awards Ceremony.

40 ~ 50 boats ⛵️⛴

Great! You can register online, download the form or come to the Parade Skippers Meeting on Dec. 9th at 9 am at Burton Chace Park.

There will be a entry fee.
• Family or Individual ———— $25.00
• Yacht Clubs / Office Parties —- $50.00
• Organizations: Boating, Civic, Service, Non-Profit — $50.00
• Corporate / Company Vessels – $2 / ft / length
• Commercial / Charter Vessels – $2 / ft / length

More information, click here!

Yes, your boat needs to be registered to be part of the parade.
The Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol will be in charge of boat traffic and safety during the Parade.
Vessels not officially in the Parade requiring transit through the Marina during the Parade will require a Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol escort.

Saturday, December 9th 8:30 am at the Skipper’s Meeting.

Three assigned numbers for your vessel will be given to each entrant at the Skippers Meeting.

HOW TO RETRUN?
Please bring those numbers at Awards Ceremony next day.

If you cannot attend Skippers Meeting or Awards Ceremony, please contact us!

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