🙂BE DIFFERENT
Use light patterns other than just lining your rails.
Use Animation

🙂BE COLORFUL
Deck displays and light with a variety of color for attention!
One, two or even three colors in specific patterns can be very attractive.

🙂BE BRIGHT
The more lights, the better the impression.
Light the objects (Santa, Snowman, etc. …) you want to be seen from a distance

🙂BE VISIBLE
Can your decorations be seen clearly from 300 to 400 feet?
Make things BIG. Is your ID number on the starboard bow?

☹ Do NOT pass other boats.
☹ Do NOT make your parade number hard to find
☹ Do NOT travel at 5+ knots
☹ Do NOT travel in the center of the channel
☹ Do NOT follow the boat in front of you real close