Use light patterns other than just lining your rails.
Deck displays and light with a variety of color for attention!
One, two or even three colors in specific patterns can be very attractive.
The more lights, the better the impression.
Light the objects (Santa, Snowman, etc. …) you want to be seen from a distance
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