Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Lake Mead Boat Owners Association Presents The 35th Annual Christmas Parade Of Lights
The 35th Christmas Parade of Lights will shine on Lake Mead December 3rd. The parade has been presented annually by Lake Mead Boat Owners Association in cooperation with the National Park Service, Las Vegas Boat Harbor /Lake Mead Marina complex and the Silverton Hotel & Casino. The decorated boats will gather Saturday morning at both Las Vegas Boat Harbor and Lake Mead Marina where they will put on their final touches and be inspected before the parade. The public is invited to come down before the parade and see the boats up close and personal. The boats will also be available for viewing and the captains available for chatting after the parade. This year we have a new category for judging - The People's Choice Award. You, the spectators, have a chance to vote for your favorite entry.
On December 3rd, the day of the parade, the Park Service will waive the park entry fee after 2:00 PM. The best viewing is from Boulder Beach where horn honking for your favorites is encouraged.
Those who would like to enter their decorated boats can do so free of any charge. Applications are available at both marinas and at West Marine on Lake Mead Parkway (by Walmart) and at the marinas. Directions for submitting are on the applications.
Registration will be at Lake Mead Marina from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on parade day. The parade will leave the Las Vegas Boat Harbor/ Lake Mead Marina complex at 6:30 PM sharp and will be in position to parade along Boulder Beach at approximately 7:00PM and follow a course along the Boulder Beach buoy line back to the Las Vegas Boat Harbor/ Lake Mead Marina where the boats can be viewed by the public at dockside and the trophies will be awarded. The participating boats can be viewed at the marinas before and after the parade. At that time, you may vote for your favorite entry for the People's Choice Award.
There are a maximum of 50 entries allowed with 10 categories from 16' to 60' and up and 3 trophies awarded in each class. Everyone has a good chance to take home a fine trophy. Get your entries in soon. All entries must be self powered. Sorry, No boats under 16', PWCs, sail boards or tows. Walk up entries will be accepted until 2:00 PM on parade day.
For more information contact: Barb Wagner, Parade Chair, at 702-561-7727.
Start Time (Boulder Beach run): 7:00 PM
Best parade viewing: Boulder Beach where horn honking for your favorites is encouraged.