The District's Holiday Boat Parade

calendar icon Dec. 1, 2018
clock icon 6pm – 9pm
map marker icon Entire Site

Join us as we celebrate the holidays and see the beautifully decorated boats pass by. Get into the spirit as you decorate cookies and craft your own boat. Warm up by our fire pit and visit our lighted Christmas Tree. Go ice skating and sample winter drinks at our Waterfront Wine & Beer Garden. And bring the whole family to meet Santa and make memories during this annual DC tradition. Download the flyer here.

6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Waterfront Wine & Beer Garden, s’mores, hot chocolate, and music by Go Go Gadjet)
7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel 
8:00pm — Fireworks Salute
8:00–10:00pm — Captain’s After Party (Private event, by invitation only)

For more information on how to register your boat, visit

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