Nov 302017

On Saturday, December 24, the San Carlos Yacht Club will be hosting the 33rd Annual Christmas Eve Lighted Boat Parade.

All boats are invited to “deck out” your vessels with holiday decorations and cruise in the Parade of Lights.

This year, 6 restaurants have agreed to independently judge the event for their patrons, and to provide prizes for the participating boats.

For the gracious participants who work so hard to make their boats attractive, there is an Awards Ceremony at the Yacht Club after the event.

The parade will start before dusk in the Bahia, parading around Indian Head and into the adjacent bay, past El Mar and La Palapa Griega restaurants. A large loop will be executed there, then the parade will head past Honeymoon Island and loop in the area of Charly’s Rock. The return route will depend on seas and other conditions determined by the lead boat and pilot in charge. Eventually the boats will return to Marina San Carlos and dock for the night.

Registration is now open for all boats to participate. Register here to enter your boat — the community thanks you!

Where to Watch:

On Christmas Eve, watch the Boat Parade of Lights at:

  • La Palapa Griega while you enjoy La Palapa Griega’s famous All-you-can-eat BBQ baby back ribs served with Greek salad and baked potato for 250 pesos. Several other items off the menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended by calling 622-227-3751 or 226-1888, or stop by the restaurant.
  • El Mar restaurant: Dinner choices are Ribeye, Coconut Shrimp, or Mar y Tierra. Dinners includes, soup and salad bar and dessert bar, for only 350 pesos. Make your reservation today by calling 622-125-4837.

Yacht Club Parade of Lights Video