Saturday Evening After Thanksgiving • Nov. 26, 2011
Santa sails into New York Harbor! Mr. Claus trades in his sleigh and reindeer for the Eastern Star Yacht. Just like the Macy’s Day Parade, you can spot old Saint Nick on the last “float” of the New York Harbor Lighted Boat Parade!
On the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving, New York Harbor tour boats, work boats, private boaters and charter yachts gather to participate in this ever-so-popular, holiday spirited, harbor-town tradition! This year ADIRONDACK will LEAD the parade! Each vessel will be well decorated with twinkling lights and holiday décor, and taking to New York Harbor on this special weekend that kicks off the Holiday season in New York City. Locals and visitors in New York City for Thanksgiving Day, may be taking in the Macy’s Day Parade, beginning their Holiday shopping, seeing the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, ice skating at Rockefeller Center or participating in any number of the iconic New York City Holiday-themed events. Even though the air is crisp and cool, Harbor tours are still operating and locals and visitors alike are still able to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the entire NYC skyline by getting out on the Harbor. There will be no better way to do this than to step aboard one of the many tour boats in the Annual New York Harbor Lighted Boat Parade.
The Parade Route
We will be gathering all of the lit vessels at Pier A, and will travel to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, traveling north along the Brooklyn Waterfront, passing under the Brooklyn Bridge and doing a tight pass along Manhattan's waterfront at South Street Seaport.
All vessel participation is free, but must register Here to ensure a well-coordinated parade.