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Celebrating its 38th year, the Canyon Lake Yacht Club's annual Parade of Lights is on Saturday, December 12. This time-honored tradition in Canyon Lake features a parade of festively decorated boats that tour the lake spreading holiday cheer. Boats will lineup at the Easport Park boat launch area at 4:30 p.m. The parade will start at approximately 5:30 p.m. with the Yacht Club’s iconic Green Dragon leading the way. Boats will show off their holiday spirit with festive lights and colorful displays as they parade through the East Bay and around the main part of the lake. The boats will not be going into the coves this year. Due to social distancing guidelines, there will not be any in-person activities taking place at Holiday Harbor Park afterwards. Winners will be announced online.

Join the Parade of Lights

Want to be in the parade? The Yacht Club invites all boat owners to participate in the parade. Entries must be received by Friday, December 11. Day-of signups will not be accepted this year. 

Download Parade of Lights Entry Form 

Cash prizes will be awarded for best-decorated boats. One boat will be chosen to receive the  Commodore’s Award. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the categories of Best Pontoon, Best Ski Boat and Club/Civic categories.

Plus, for the first time in Parade of Lights history, clubs and neighborhoods are challenging each other! The Club Challenge Award is the second category to receive a top prize. The best Neighborhood/Cove Challenge boat will receive a perpetual plaque in addition to neighborhood pride and accomplishment. 

Watch Parade of Lights

The Yacht Club will be producing the event live on Facebook as a way of providing a safe viewing experience this year.