Holiday Boat Parade
Join us on December 2, 2023 for the District's Holiday Boat Parade supporting the Washington Area Fuel Fund. Celebrate the holidays with this iconic DC event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel.
Get into the spirit with ornament decorating and holiday karaoke by Recreation Pier. Roast s'mores at the Camp Wharf fire pit and visit our lighted 45ft Christmas Tree. Skate at The Wharf Ice Rink on Transit Pier and sample winter drinks at our Corona Cheer Garden. And bring your camera for pictures with Santa!
6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Corona Cheer Garden, s’mores, ornament decorating, holiday karaoke, live music by the Royals and Too Much Talent Band and visits with Santa)
7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel, Tommy McFly emcees the parade
8:00pm — Fireworks Salute
8:15pm–9:00pm — Live music by the Royals continues on the District Pier Stage. The bar will still be open.
The parking garage at The Wharf will fill up before the event begins. There are many ways to get to The Wharf that are better than driving and parking, including rideshare and taxis, the free Southwest Shuttle, Water Taxi, and Metro service updates. If you must drive, plan to park at one of the nearby parking garages: bit.ly/3pEABhp
*This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required to view the parade or enjoy the live music and activities. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
*This event will take place rain or shine. Actual start times may vary pending parade progress.
Visit our District's Holiday Boat Parade webpage for more information: www.wharfdc.com/boatparade/