Still Time To Register For Port Canaveral’s Christmas Boat Parade Set Tonight
By Space Coast Daily // December 18, 2015
NO BETTER WAY TO GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL – The Cove Merchants Association, whose mission is to promote events and marketing in Port Canaveral, will host the 2015 Christmas Boat Parade At Port Canaveral on Friday, Dec. 18.
CALLING ALL ENTRIES – REGISTER NOW! CALL 321-784-4533.
Don’t delay, register today. You can pre-register for the boat parade any evening between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Fishlips in Port Canaveral. Bring an unwrapped toy for your registration fee.
First place will win $500, a “Stanley Cup” trophy and bragging rights as the most festive boat in Brevard; the second place winner wins $250 and third place takes home $100.
Other awards are “Most Spirited Participation,” which includes a $500 cash prize; and all boats will receive a special gift basket of up to a $200 value.
The boat parade will start between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and is a family-oriented free event with beautiful boats of all sizes “Decked” out boats for the Holidays. The parade will start at Blue Points Marina, travel to Jetty Park, and then back again to Blue Points.
The Port Canaveral Locks close at 9:30 p.m., and complimentary overnight slips are available at Blue Points Marina.
COVE OFFERS SPECTACULAR VIEW OF BOAT PARADE
Watch from any of Port Canaveral’s waterfront restaurants or at Jetty Park, which have spectacular views right on the parade route through the harbor.
“Each year around Christmas, the Annual Christmas Boat Parade sets sail for Port Canaveral,”said Mike Schwarz, Cove Merchants Association Lifetime Board Member and owner of Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill.
Those participating in the parade bring out their top Christmas decorations and decorate their boats from top to bottom.
“There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than watching the beautiful Christmas lights gleam off of the water,” said Schwarz.
“Celebrate Christmas in Florida the right way – with friends and family by your side, a delicious meal on your plate and a waterfront view of the dozens of boats decked out in dazzling Christmas decorations.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 321-784-4533.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Cove Merchant’s Association was recently recognized as a Central Florida Humanitarian organization for their efforts on behalf of several worthy causes. The CMA began in the 1997 with five restaurants from Port Canaveral to provide a formal structure for attracting more visitors to the area. The organization now numbers 60 members from Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, including large corporations such as Craig Technologies and Wells Fargo Bank. Every business that is critical for the Port’s vibrancy, from eateries to charter boats, from gambling ships to seafood stores, are represented. Although marketing the Cove and surrounding environs remains the primary focus of the Association, philanthropy has also played an important part of doing business at the Port.