Wharf Bar is once again proud to present the 17th Annual Schooner Wharf
Bar/Captain Morgan Lighted Boat Parade. This favorite holiday maritime event
will take place on Saturday, December 15th at 8:00 p.m. in the Key West Bight
The boats come very close to the docks at Schooner Wharf to give the viewers and
the judges a good look at all the creative, imaginative holiday decorations. You
can sip on your favorite holiday drink such as Swedish glogg, hot apple jack or
eggnog, while watching this magical display of holiday spirit and listening to
the hot sounds of the best music the island has to offer.
The Captains’ Meeting will be held Friday, December 14th at 8:00 p.m. on the
upper-deck of the Schooner Wharf Bar, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and
libations to celebrate the season..
Past years have seen the Grinch, lighted pelicans, sea horses, manatees, gingerbread men, Santa’s sleigh, menorahs, and doves of peace. Who can forget Santa climbing up the fireplace on a mast, or the wonderfully lit 30-foot art deco angel in the rigging? Dancing candy canes and gaily wrapped gifts, toy soldiers and full choirs and steel bands grace the decks throwing candy and beads to the delight of spectators. It’s an unforgettable magical night, a definite highlight of the holiday season.
The best viewing is at Schooner Wharf Bar, where the judges’ stand is located and at the Lighted Boat Parade Party at Conch Republic Seafood Co. It’s time to hang mistletoe from the mast and string lights on the rigging. All interested parties please contact (305) 292-3302.
Life in Key West revolves around the water---so does Christmas!
The days are getting shorter and the breeze in the air means only one thing----it’s almost time for the 17th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar/Captain Morgan Lighted Boat Parade.
The famous nautical parade is Saturday, Dec. 15th at 8 p.m., but the clock is ticking for entrants to conjure their best holiday ideas and start stringing lights on the rigging.
Join the fun and enter your boat in this community marine event. Parade your vessel bedecked in beautiful lights and your festive holiday spirit. Vessels of all sizes – kayaks, dinghies, fishing vessels, sailing ships, private yachts and charter boats – are welcome.
The procession starts from the Key West Bight at the Historic Seaport and by Schooner Wharf Bar where the judges’ stand with local dignitaries will be located. The route then continues along the harbor.
Captains: more than $20,500 in prizes are up for grabs this year for the 12 winning places – but everyone is a winner and Captain Morgan will have a gift for each boat. There is a $3,000 Raffle which includes Great Prizes from West Marine - Downtown and Stock Island, the Mel Fisher Family, Water Sport Adventures, Dining Gift Certificates, Schooner Wharf Bar Tabs, Bottles of Captain Morgan and Much MORE!!!
Entry forms are now available, and the $25 registration fee will help ensure a safe parade for all. A Captains’ Meeting will take place Friday, December 14th on Schooner Wharf Bar’s upper deck with complimentary Yuengling beer, Captain Morgan Rum Punch and Schooner Galley Hors d’oeuvres.
For more parade information, call Evalena or Sheree at 292-3302.
For more information, do not hesitate to call Evalena or Sheree at 292-3302
MEDIA: Contact Barbara K. Wright at 305-296-7182 for more information
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