December 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bellingham Yacht Club
2625 S Harbor Loop Dr
Bellingham, WA 98225
Jim Haines


Christmas Lighted Boat Parade!

The Lighted Boat Parade is an annual event sponsored by Bellingham Yacht Club in coordination with the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Each year boaters from all the area clubs decorate their boat to participate in the parade which follows a route from Squalicum Harbor to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal along Boulevard Park. A review boat hosting VIPs is anchored near Star Rock Buoy. Boats are judged using criteria such as originality, visual presence and Christmas spirit. Volunteer VIPs aboard the review boat act as judges and awards are given for several categories. Due to the recent COVID 19 tighter restrictions there will be no festivities at the club after the parade.

This year’s theme…It’s Only Rain Dear! (A Northwest Holiday).

Boaters head for the rendezvous at 5:30 pm off the Ferry Terminal and cruise along the waterfront. We will take a swing through the boat launch basin before heading back to the dock.

We are once again inviting boaters to join in on the fun and become a part of this annual holiday event. To include your boat in this event please click the green “Register” button above or the link below. Please note that due to COVID 19 restrictions, there will be no afternoon check-in. You will be receiving parade instructions via email this year, so look for them prior to the event. Please register online.

If you are new to the event or want to learn tips and tricks for decorating your boat, please plan to attend Past Commodore Steve Ross’s seminar “Lighting Your Boat” which will be held November 13, 2020, at 6:30 at the BYC. You can attend in person or via Zoom.

To join the Zoom meeting for the “Lighting Your Boat” seminar, click on the Zoom Meeting Link and use the following Meeting ID and Passcode.
Meeting ID: 835 4542 5504
Passcode: 191088

Jim Haines, Fleet Captain

Register for the 2020 Lighted Boat Parade HERE.

Click HERE for a current list of registered boats.

Contact Jim Haines for more information at 360-303-6283 or by email at fleetcaptain@byc.org.