A truly local holiday tradition returns with the 34th annual Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade taking place Sunday, December 13 at 4 p.m.
Gondolas, row boats, kayaks and other mini vessels will be decked out in twinkly lights and paddled by locals in Santa suits and pointy hats to the theme of Jingle Bell Rock. Everyone is welcome to participate and enter to win cash prizes. Download registration details and entry form here.
The parade route begins at Eastern and Sherman Canals—to catch a glimpse of everyone at the start, arrive by 3:30 p.m. when they all line up.
There are also awards for decorated homes in the Best-Dressed Homes & Bridges contest. Judging for this competition will be Saturday, December 12th, beginning at 6 p.m., and the winners will be announced at the beginning of the parade.