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Lighted Boat Parade

A clear sign that winter is approaching is that preparations are now underway for the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade as part of the annual Christmas Walk in Solomons. The boat parade is sponsored by the Solomons Business Association (SBA), and is for power and sailboats. It will take place on Saturday December 10, weather permitting.  The SIYC will once again organize and conduct the Lighted Boat Parade. Further information and boat parade registration forms are contained in the SBA website. (Solomons Business Association ( under events.

The theme of this year's boat's decoration is "Red Poinsettias". Completed parade registrations need to be sent to Dennis Chandler at by November 30th. There will be a Captains' meeting at 5:45 pm at the Commercial Solomons Yachting Center marina. The parade will then begin at 6:30pm and be led by SIYC member Jim Kiley in his yellow Sea Tow boat with a flashing yellow light. The boats will first proceed up Back Creek at slow speed as far as the Solomons Inn & Marina and Solomons Landing, turn around and pass by SIYC around 7 pm where the judging will take place.

The participating boats will then proceed around the tip of Solomons Island into the Patuxent River and pass by the boardwalk about as far as the gazebo. The parade is then over and boats can proceed to their home ports, while their Captains stop by SIYC for the awards ceremony at 8:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded based on technical merit, creativity, theme, crew involvement and overall presentation.

As in the past, SIYC members and wait listers are encouraged to bring crockpots of hot soup to share while the club will provide hot dogs and fixings.

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Chandler, SIYC Fleet Captain.

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Solomons Island Yacht Club
14604 Solomons Island Road S
Solomons, MD  20688

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dennis M Chandler
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only



Solomons Island Yacht Club, 14604 Solomons Island Road, PO Box 206, Solomons, Maryland 20688, Phone: 410-326-3718, Email: