32nd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade & Home Decorating Contest
Posted on Nov 29th, 2018
FOR says it won't rain on their parade!!!
Event sponsored by FRIENDS OF THE RIVER SAN BERNARD
Untangle those Christmas lights, it’s time to enter Friends of the River San Bernard’s Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade and Home Decorating Contest! Join the fun and festivities happening on Sat Dec 8th.
The boat parade starts at 5:30 pm at the FM 521 bridge and travels downriver to the FM 2611 Churchill bridge where it ends at about 8:00 pm.
This year’s theme “It’s a Cowboy Christmas” is meant to encourage participants needing a nudge on decorating their home or boat, but you can choose to go all-out with your own independently picked theme.
Four $250 cash prizes will be awarded, two in the boat parade category and two in the home decorating category. Thanks to $500 prize sponsor Dr. Cynthia Overholser, Lake Jackson Family Dentistry for helping make this possible.
Committee Chairmen are
Kevin Henry, 979.482.6429
Cathy MacDonald 703.595.6198
Homes must be lit up from 6:30 - 10:30 pm on two judging nights Thu Dec 6 and Fri Dec 7. A team of judges and a photographer will travel the river selecting the two winners on those nights.
Prizes of $250 each will be awarded in two categories - riverfront property shoreline under 100 ft and riverfront property shoreline 100 ft. and over.
Deadline to enter is Wed Dec 5th.No entry fee. Home Decorating register here online Note: You must be registered first on this website. Go to upper left under FOR logo REGISTER with your information then return and click on link.
Your boat must be lighted and decorated on both sides. Judging will be on lighting, decorations, sound, theme, special effects and originality. You will be given an entry number that must be clearly displayed and visible on the forward area of your boat and must be able to be read by the judges.
Prizes of $250 will be awarded in two categories - boats under 25 ft and boats 25 ft and over. Last minute boat entries are welcome but you must be registered to win cash prize.
No entry fee. Boat Parade register here online Note: You must be registered first on this website. Go to upper left under FOR logo REGISTER with your information then return and click on link.
The Awards Party starts at noon the following day, Sun Dec 9th, at Liquid Rides (old McCoy’s Lumber building on FM 521 just east of the San Bernard River). Cash prizes will be awarded to the Boat Parade and Home Decorating Contest winners. All boat parade participates, their crew, home decorating participates and interested San Bernard river residents are invited. Fun, food, music, and door prizes will be served up at the party. If you do not have a boat or home entry but would like to attend the Awards Party... RSVP number attending
Note: You must be registered first on this website. Go to upper left under FOR logo REGISTER with your information then return and click on link.
Public viewing areas to see the boat parade are FM 521 Bridge boat ramp, FOR Community Center (bring a lawn chair) 20450 CR 510 B, Dido’s Restaurant and FM 2611 Churchill Bridge boat ramp.