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Seaport Parade of Lights

Independence Seaport Museum will host its 5th annual Seaport Parade of Lights, a holiday lighted boat parade on the Delaware River, on Saturday, December 13, 2014. The parade will feature both working vessels along with pleasure boats, all decked out with festive twinkling lights and decorations.

Prior to the parade, Seaport Museum guests can enjoy holiday festivities and entertainment from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There will be a Silver Ships display, an ongoing tradition featuring dozens of tiny silver ships from the Museum's collection; holiday card-making; ginger-bread boathouse making; photo opportunities with Santa, complimentary refreshments and more!  Inside the Museum’s boatshop will be Santa’s Workshop on the Water, an area filled with more holiday activity.  

The parade kicks off at 5:00 pm, led by the Jupiter, a vintage 1902 tug maintained by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. Museum visitors will get the best view of the parade from the 2nd floor balcony overlooking the Delaware River. The Seaport Parade of Lights will be a competition for best decorated boat.


If you'd like your boat/yacht to participate in the parade, please contact Gina Pickton at gpickton@phillyseaport.org.

Special pricing available for groups of 10 or more. Contact Tina Yerkes at (215) 413-8626 or tyerkes@phillyseaport.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Sarah Cho at (215) 413-8628 or scho@phillyseaport.org.