The District’s Holiday Boat Parade

calendar icon Dec. 2, 2017
clock icon 4pm – 10pm
map marker icon Entire Site

Join us as we celebrate the parade and see the beautifully decorated boats pass by. Get into the spirit with the guaranteed first snow of the season, and decorate your own boat. Sip hot cocoa and make s’mores at our fire pit. Visit our lighted Christmas Tree and enjoy other fun activities, including live music, skating on our ice rink and sampling winter drinks at our Waterfront Wine & Beer Garden. We'll also have can't-miss performances by Go Go Gadjet and Wil Gravatt Band.

4pm - 6pm — Prelude activities throughout The Wharf
6pm - 8pm — Landside activities
7pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel
8pm — Fireworks Finale
8pm - 10pm — Captain’s After Party

Plus, all parade-watchers are also judges! Tell us which boat you think should take top honors by texting the number of your favorite boat to 501.302.2125. There are 65 boats scheduled to sail in the parade so make sure you see them all! (Only one vote per person. Voting is open from 6:30-8pm.)

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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