The District’s Holiday Boat Parade
Join us as we celebrate the holidays and watch beautifully decorated boats pass by The Wharf. Get into the spirit as you decorate ornaments, decorate cookies (courtesy of Praline baker) or warm up by our Camp Wharf fire pit while making a s’more. Go ice skating and sample winter drinks at our Stella Artois Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden. And bring the whole family to meet Santa at the lighted Christmas tree and make memories during this annual DC tradition.
6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden, s’mores, and music by Go Go Gadjet)
7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel
8:00pm — Fireworks Salute
8:15pm–9:00pm — Live music continues on District Pier Stage
*Actual start times may vary pending parade progress.
This event is free and open to the public. The parade will take place rain or shine!
Please consider leaving your car at home. Click here for a list of options for getting to The Wharf.