December 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 am
Bellingham Yacht Club (LG)
2625 North Harbor Loop Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
Neil Bennett


The traditional Lighted Boat Parade is Saturday, December 7th and you can show off your talent and creativity! Decorate your boat and join in on the parade.

  • Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the BYC Yacht Club, where instructions will be provided.
  • Boats away will be at 5:30 p.m. and rendezvous at the Ferry Terminal for the start around 6-ish (yes, “6-ish” is a nautical term.)


Boats will be judged by the review boat and the winner will be announced during the festivities that night. The following categories will be awarded:

  • Lighted Boat of the Year
  • Best of Parade
  • Novice Grand Prize and Community Award

All participants will receive a participation plaque at registration.

Boaters that are prepared early might want to do a “trial run” Friday night…it’s up to you.

Après Parade

Afterwards, come to the Bellingham Yacht Club to warm up with some homemade hot soup and Christmas Cheer as we all celebrate the holidays with friends, family, and lots of good conversation and some Holiday Songs!

For more info contact Neil Bennett at 206-919-0371 or by email at fleetcaptain@byc.org who is chairing along with Missy Steffen.