Saturday night Isle or Capri residents were treated to the biggest holiday boat parade the island community has seen yet. The annual event, now in its eighth year, boasted 15 boats. From larger-than-life reproductions of Santa's sleigh (complete with reindeer and all), to a giant dragon that exhaled smoke (made by shooting flour out of an air compressor), this year's boat parade was not-to-be-missed.
Boats display their Christmas decorations in front of the judges at the Naples City Dock during the 22nd Annual Marine Industries Christmas Boat Parade held in Naples Bay on Saturday night.
Decorated boats floated down the Imperial River Saturday, December 10, 2011, during the 26th Annual Bonita Springs Christmas Boat Parade, which was presented by Bonita Springs Rotary Club Noon.
The waterways of Marco Island were filled with the ‘Christmas Spirit’ as Christmas Island Style put on the 24th Annual Christmas Island Style ‘Boat Parade’. Islanders and visitors packed the Snook Inn, the Esplanade, houses and vacant lots along the parade route. The 17 boats entered in the parade were competing in five judging categories. The winners were: Best in Parade – Marco Mania, Best Holiday Spirit – Cecelia, Most Creative – Gem Remotes, Most Entertaining – FunFun, Pople’s Choice – Gem Remotes.
Boats pass by Big Game Bar and Grill at Matanzas Pass during the 23rd annual Fort Myers Beach Chamber Christmas Boat Parade on Friday night. Approximately 30 boats participated in the event.