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Everyone Loves a Parade!


The 6 story high Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony that begins the Parade


This year marks the 38th year Corpus Christi has celebrated the Boat Parade on the Bay. From shrimp boats, to yachts, cruise tour boats, sailboats, and small craft, all decked out in their holiday finery. Some simply decorated, while others quite elaborate [one came in from California through the Panama Canal to participate]. Here are several photos taken by me with my cellphone [quality isn't too good]...





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  1. What a fun way to have a parade. These people go all out decorating their boats.

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    1. I enjoy it...the lights reflecting off the water especially.

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  2. That's a very colorful parade! I think of all the work it took to create each one. The effects are sure bright and colorful, especially at night.

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  3. What a delightful array of ships all decked out in their holiday finery. Thanks for sharing that, Anni. :-)

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  4. Oh, I miss those boat parades we use to have in Florida on the Intercoastal. Nothing like the lights shinning on the water.

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  5. boat parades are so much prettier than marching parades. we have seen several, they are common in St Petersburg and Bradenton area. these photos are great to me.

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  6. Ohhhh Anni you are correct and a floatilia on the coast is so pretty with the lights on the water...
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. It IS so pretty at night. And the stillness makes it all the more humbling

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  7. wonderful the lights of ships!!! Great parade photos!!!

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  8. I have never seen or heard of a boat parade. It is GORGEOUS!!! And you get the benefit of the beautiful reflections. I could not begin to pick a favorite, I love them ALL! Maybe the big green one with the snowman from Frozen.

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    1. Being so popular, it was a hit with the kids!

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  9. What a magical sparkling night ... not only decked with lights but their reflections in the water. I admire the work it takes to put a parade like this together and all for the enjoyment of the citizens of a community. Well done!

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    1. I am happy to know you enjoyed this Penelope

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  10. That would be fun to see.

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  11. What fun! I've never seen a boat parade, but seeing them all lit up is very cool!

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  12. Wow...I wonder how many ports do this

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  13. What a magical sight this must be with a zillion lights sparkling on the water!

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  14. A different kind of parade to the ones I see but of course I live in a city. The lights look great on the boats especially with the reflections.

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    1. And the stillness of the night makes me sing Christmas Carols (at least in my head)

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  15. Gorgeous - I do love lights and a parade.

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  16. I so forgot you showed these...I remember enjoying seeing the boats at least one other time.

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  17. This looks like a lovely event. Very festive and colorful. I have never seen a boat parade.

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