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Preparations are underway for the 2014 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade


The San Pedro Business Association (SPBA) has started preparations for the 2014 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. In 2013, due to lack of community support and boats participating, the annual event was canceled. The boat parade is iconic to the island, however, and as such, the SPBA is hoping to garner sufficient interest and support to carry out the event this year.Boat Parade WEB-1

With the official date set for December 6th, the boat parade is set to follow the same route as previous years. Beautifully lit boats will take off from the Boca del Rio Area, moving southwards to Caribbean Villas the turning back to Central Park. During the boat parade, events will also be simultaneously taking place in Central Park. There will be several booths available for the sale of food, drinks and gift items. As well, SPBA is planning on having a Christmas Carol Competition for the primary schools in the island.

A minimum of 12 boats are necessary to carry out the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Registration is open to both residents and businesses. Sponsors for prizes, trophies and decorations are also welcomed. Participating boats can also charge a fee for guests that would like to ride along in the parade.

Deadline for registration is on Monday, October 27th. To register or make a donation, email [email protected].

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