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Boat Parade Committee
Vanessa and Nelson Taylor
Phone: 979.236.8498
Past July 4th Parades:
Past Christmas Boat Parades:
To contact the Boat Parade Committee on the website, go to Contact Us - Boat Parade
30th Annual
Friends of the River San Bernard
Christmas Boat Parade​​
  • Sat Dec 10th
  • Starts 6:00 pm
Captain's Meeting
  • Thu Dec 8th, Dido's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
Home Decorating Contest
  • Fri Dec 9th, photography & judging, 7:00 pm
​Awards Party
  • Sun Dec 11th, Noon
  • Vanessa & Nelson Taylor's home, 2909 CR 604 (west side of San Bernard)
Boat Parade Entries
Three boat size categories:
  • 23’ and under
  • 24’ to 29’
  • 30’ and over
Judged on:
  • Best sound
  • Best Theme
  • Best Overall
Register boat parade entry online "LOGIN" first, located upper left under FOR logo 
Waterfront Home Decorating Entries
Two size categories:
  • Under 100 ft river frontage 
  • 100 ft river frontage and over
Judged on:
  • Best Theme
  • Best Overall
Lights and decorations must be lit on Fri Dec 9th, 7:00 pm for photography and judging plus Sat, Dec 10th for the parade.
"LOGIN" first, located upper left under FOR logo.
AWARDS shown below. Your business can support the parade and receive recognition by donating a door prize item for the awards party. Call 979.236.8498 for details.
Winners receive custom engraved cutting boards.
Two names randomly drawn, one from Boat Parade and one from Home Decorating, will receive an infrared oil less cookers.
Viewing Areas on Boat Parade Route
Starts at 6:00 pm
1. Parade starts at the FM 521 bridge. Viewing area at the boat ramp parking lot.
2. FOR Community Center viewing area, a mile south of the FM 521 bridge on CR 510-B. Open 5:00 pm before the parade. Bring your lawn chair. Cookies and hot chocolate served.
3. Dido's Restaurant, 2922 CR 519
4.  Churchill Bridge, FM 2611, boat ramp viewing area.
5. Just the other side of the Churchill Bridge. Parade ends here.
Last minute entries accepted, just come and join the fun! 


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