Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will happen the Saturday before Christmas along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade begins at the southern tip of Davis Islands, travels through the Convention Center basin and up to the Heights where the boats will turn around and head to Sparkman Wharf where judging will occur and the parade will end. Judges are pairs from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the sailboat and motorboat competitions will each receive a trophy. All registered boats will receive prizes!
2022 DOWNTOWN TAMPA HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE WINNERS
Small/Motor Boat Competition
1ST: #35 - KAREN BERGGREIN
2ND: #40 - WILLIAM MITCHELL
3RD: #9 - SAMUEL JOHNSON
Large/Sail Boat Competition
1ST: #98 - THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM, Bay Spirit II
2ND: #101 - JOHN TIMMEL, Irish Ayes
3RD: #103 - MIKE CICHON, Va Bene
2022 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Photos
Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Route
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
Without the support of our event sponsors, the holiday lighted boat parade would not be possible.
Thank you to our captain's party presenting sponsor, Splitsville! All registered boaters (+1) enjoy the Captain's Party! Get your boat number, safety instructions and enjoy networking with boaters!