Treasure Island's Holiday Boat Parade is like Las Vegas on the water - dazzlingly decorated boats of all kinds circle the city on one special night, Saturday, December 21, 2013, in friendly competition for top prizes awarded that evening at The Club Treasure Island.
Residents with Treasure Island waterfront homes host humungous boat parade parties but if you haven't received an invitation, not to worry - there are plenty of prime viewing spots on the island.
Best public viewing areas for the
Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
115th Avenue on Isle of Palms
Treasure Island Causeway Bridge
Kingfish Drive at John's Pass (Gator's Cafe & Saloon)
Blind Pass Bridge (between Treasure Island & St. Pete Beach)
Parade departs the The Club Treasure Island at 6:20pm
Parade arrives at TI Causeway Bridge at 7pm
Parade ends at 8:15pm at John's Pass
The Treasure Island Causeway Bridge will close to vehicular traffic at 7pm on December 21, 2013 for approximately 30 to 45 minutes to allow the boat parade to pass through.
The holiday celebration at the Treasure Island Yacht & Tennis Club (400 Treasure Island Causeway) begins at 4:30pm.
There is live entertainment, a visit by Santa Claus, complimentary clam chowder, hot dogs, dessert, hot apple cider and coffee. A cash bar (very popular) is also available.
Contact Parade Captain Les Lathrop at 543-4836.