25th Annual Parade of Lights at the SW Waterfront is Saturday!!

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courtesy The Wharf

Speaking of awesome light displays – from an email:

“The Wharf is starting the season off right with DC’s 25th Annual Parade of Lights.

The Wharf will host more than 60 boats covered in hundreds of thousands of lights. In addition to the boats in the parade, there will be around 40 docked boats decorated between Gang Plank Marina and the Capital Yacht Club on Saturday, December 3.

Parade of Lights is a free event, perfect to get into the Holiday spirit. This grand DC holiday tradition will feature festive light displays from the Potomac River as well as Wharf-side activities, including photos with Santa, the lighting of the Gangplank Marina Christmas Tree, a roaring bonfire, gingerbread cookie making, hot chocolate sipping, balloon art and sailboat crafting—plus the first guaranteed snowfall of the season.

There will also be a holiday brews in the Corona Beer Garden and food from King Ribs. This is a unique display of holiday lights that attracts thousands and brings a touch of magic to the City’s waterfront.”

Full release after the jump.

“WHO: The Wharf,the $2 billion, mile-long neighborhood being built on DC’s Southwest waterfront

WHAT: Join us at The Wharf for a magical night on the Potomac River at the 25th Anniversary of Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This grand DC holiday tradition will feature festive light displays from the Potomac River as well as Wharf-side activities, including photos with Santa, a roaring bonfire, gingerbread cookie making and sailboat crafting—plus the first guaranteed snowfall of the season. Boat parade participants will be eligible to win more than $5,000 worth of cash prizes for participants departing from the docks of Old Town Alexandria to The Wharf on the District’s Southwest Waterfront. The Parade is best watched adjacent to Cantina Marina at 600 Water Street SW.

WHEN: Saturday, December 3 | 6:00PM

WHERE: The Wharf | 600 Water Street SW | Washington, DC 20024. Use Uber Promo Code | WHARFEVENT;  Capital BikeShare available; Metro Accessible: L’Enfant Plaza | Waterfront.

WHY: Celebrate the holiday season at The Wharf and be part of the District’s new twist on an 25 year  tradition. Enjoy treats and activities while you enjoy a festive evening with friends and  family. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/318478675217488/#.

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