2022 Illuminated Boat Parade Registration Form

Be apart of the Downtown Marina coming alive with a holiday-themed boat parade!

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Select Your Category (can choose multiple)*
Years of Participation*
Do you have a boat slip in the Corpus Christi marina?*
This is not required to register. If no, Downtown Management District will provide a temporary slip.
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The Downtown Management District is committed to ensuring Downtown Corpus Christi is a premier holiday destination for family and friends throughout the 2022 holiday season. Help us light up the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina with holiday cheer by participating in the Harbor Lights Boat Parade on Saturday, December 3rd! Participants can enter for a chance to take home one of the boat parade titles and of course, bragging rights.

  • All participants must submit a registration form.
  • Décor must be colorful and coastal. 
  • This is NOT a same-day decorating competition. We suggest decorating 1-2 weeks prior to the boat parade but MUST be completed by 4pm on Dec 3rd.
  • Boat Captains must attend the Skippers meeting on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00am at the Yacht club. 
  • The first 10 visiting participants to sign up will receive complimentary slips for any 2 days: 12/2, 12/3, 12/4. *Only for participants who do not already have a slip in the Municipal Marina. 
  • Registration closes Friday, November 25th.
  • Saturday, December 3rd, is the day of the Illuminated Boat Parade.
  • Decorations must be displayed by 4:00 pm on the day of the parade. 
  • Boats must be ready and lined up by 5:30 pm. 
  • The parade will begin at 6:00 pm sharp. 
  • Judging will take place during the parade.
  • Winners will be announced at Nueces Brewing during the Award Ceremony & after party following the parade at 8:00pm.
  • Powerboat – $500 prize
  • Sailboat – $500 prize
  • Commercial Boat – $500 prize
  • Governmental Boat – $500 prize
  • Furthest Distance Traveled to Participate – $750 prize
  • Best of Boat Worlds* – $1000 prize 
    • *Applies to boats participating in BOTH the illuminated boat parade and the La Posada Lighted Boat Parade. Winner will be honored at the first City Council meeting in 2023.