23rd Annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade Returns December 3

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This December 3, cruise into the holiday spirit at the 23rd annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade. Over 30 boats are expected to participate in this free nautical light show taking place on the downtown Hampton, Virginia waterfront.

Beginning at 7:15 p.m., this highly anticipated parade of illuminated power and sail boats will be visible from anywhere along the Hampton River.

This December 3, cruise into the holiday spirit at the 23rd annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade. Over 30 boats are expected to participate in this free nautical light show taking place on the downtown Hampton waterfront.

Beginning at 7:15 p.m., this highly anticipated parade of illuminated power and sail boats will be visible from anywhere along the Hampton River. However, spectators wanting to hear the narration will want to find a cozy spot near the Hampton Maritime Center. Those who don’t have a boat, but want to join the action, can board the Miss Hampton II tour boat. Spectators interested in riding on the Miss Hampton II are encouraged to make reservations by calling 757/722-9102. A contribution of an unwrapped toy that will be donated to Toys for Tots is appreciated.

Captains who wish to enter their vessel in the parade are encouraged to contact the Hampton Public Piers at 757/727-1276. This year, each vessel that enters the lighted boat parade will have an opportunity to win a free dock slip during either the 13th annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival (June 2012) or 30th annual Hampton Bay Days (Sept. 2012). One winner will be chosen at random from all entrants. The winner will have the choice of either Blackbeard or Bay Days weekend.

The estimated length of the Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade is 30-45 minutes. Free parking is available throughout the downtown area.

23rd Annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Downtown Hampton Waterfront
710 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: 757/727-1276
Free!

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.

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