Enjoy the Lighted Boat Parade on Treasure Island This Holiday Season

Get ready to be dazzled this holiday season with the Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade. This annual event is a highlight of the festive calendar in the Tampa Bay area and a must-see if you’re staying in any of our Treasure Island Florida rentals. 

The parade offers a unique blend of nautical charm and holiday spirit, making it one of the most anticipated Treasure Island activities of the year.

So book your stay at one of our fabulous Treasure Island condo rentals and get ready to kick off this holiday season with a festive bang!

Lighted Boat Parade

Santa inflatable waving at boats in boat parade
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A boat parade is a festive event where boats, often decorated with lights and ornaments, sail along a predetermined route to entertain spectators. These parades are especially popular during the holiday season, adding a nautical twist to traditional celebrations. Boats of all sizes participate, from small dinghies to large yachts, each adorned with creative decorations that range from simple string lights to elaborate holiday-themed displays.

Spectators gather along the waterfront or view the spectacle from other boats, enjoying the colorful procession as it glides across the water. It’s a community event that brings people together, offering a unique and memorable way to celebrate.

The Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade is an annual event that you won’t want to miss. Celebrating its 38th year on Saturday, December 16, 2023, this parade is one of the largest lighted boat parades in the Tampa Bay area. 

The parade kicks off at 6:20 p.m., just south of the Treasure Island Causeway. The boats, adorned with twinkling lights, make their way south of Paradise Island, loop back through the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge at 7 p.m., and navigate around the Isles of Palms and Capri. The grand finale occurs at John’s Pass at approximately 8:15 p.m., capping off a night of nautical wonder.

Plan Your Visit

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About the Event

The festivities begin even before the Lighted Boat Parade, with a Captain’s Party & Raffle held on Thursday, December 14th at Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis. 

This event features food and drinks, raffle tickets with great prizes, and last-minute boat parade registration. On the day of the parade, a special Holiday Celebration will be held at the same location from 5-7 p.m. This is a prime viewing spot where attendees can enjoy a DJ, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, interactive entertainers, and food and beverage concessions. 

Stay With Sandcastle 

At Sandcastle Realty, Inc., we’re thrilled to be your home away from home during the Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade and throughout the holiday season. 

Located in the heart of Treasure Island, Florida, we’ve been offering the finest in Real Estate Sales and Property Management on Tampa Bay’s Gulf Coast for over 30 years. Our family-run business takes pride in delivering excellent customer service to all our clients and guests.

Whether you’re here for the Lighted Boat Parade or other activities like the annual Treasure Island Sanding Ovations sandcastle competition,  we have the perfect accommodation for you. Our portfolio spans over 20 miles of sugar-soft sand and blue-green waters, offering everything from 1-bedroom Treasure Island condos to stunning 6-bedroom Treasure Island beach homes.  Each property is unique, allowing you to explore the distinct vibe of Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Shores, and Indian Rocks Beach.

If you’re looking to buy a Treasure Island vacation rental or need property management services, look no further than Sandcastle. We manage an exceptional selection of real estate along the Gulf Coast, and we’d love to work with you. 

So what are you waiting for? Come experience the best of Treasure Island when you book your getaway with Sandcastle Realty!