31st Annual Schooner Wharf Lighted Boat Parade 2022
Mistletoe goes on the mast and running lights will twinkle in the appropriate red and green holiday colors for the 31st Annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade, Saturday, December 11th. The parade begins at 8:00 p.m. but the festivities start early on the Harbor Walk of Lights Bight Before Christmas Celebration. The elementary students with the Bahama Village Steel Pan Band entertain with calypso Christmas music at 6:00 pm. Followed by a group of the island’s favorite musicians playing classic holiday tunes mixed with contemporary songs and classics.
The community family-friendly parade begins in the Historic Seaport and makes a close pass in front of Schooner Wharf Bar and the judge’s stand for the best view of our creative mariner’s efforts. The variety is amazing and endless as dolphins and other aquatic creatures leap out of the sea to dazzle us all. Past years have had Huge Conch Shells, Candy Canes, Grinch’s, Messages of Peace on Earth and Support Our Troops, Sea Monsters, as well as Santa’s sleigh pulled by dolphins. Vessels range from classic Schooners with Christmas trees on the mast, small fishing vessels with dancing seahorses, to kayaks and dinghies decked out in their holiday best!
Dinghies, kayaks, ships and schooners all are eligible to share in Key West’s version of Christmas and to compete for boatloads of prizes with a FREE RAFFLE for all participating boats. Adding to the Wonderland excitement are multi-screens showcasing the dazzling display of the island’s imaginative boaters and their ingenuity in past parades on the Harborwalk, the sails of tall ships and in Schooner Wharf nightly.
The Harbor Walk of Lights becomes the island’s holiday headquarters, and the parade is a must- see event in Key West, where we don’t need snow to make our holidays bright. Join the fun of
this awesome show of lights and creativity brought to you by Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley and the island’s imaginative and resourceful holiday spirited mariners.