Boca Ciega Yacht Club

32nd Annual BCYC Lighted Christmas Boat Parade

Saturday December 9, 2017

Registration will not open until November!


Skipper's meeting at 5:00 pm: Parade start at 6:00 pm. Non-members are invited to participate - sail or power. The more the merrier!


Save the date for our celebrated Lighted Christmas Boat Parade. Each year, BCYC members and members of the general public come together to spread holiday joy by decking the hulls and heading out on Boca Ciega Bay to parade the BCYC way!


We start at the Gulfport Municipal Marina and pass by the BCYC clubhouse on our way out into the bay. Next we head to Gulfport's Williams Pier and the beach, passing by the Gulfport Casino. We make our way through the communities of Town Shores, Kipps Colony and the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, Pasadena Golf Club Estates and Dolphin Boulevard South where holiday parties wait for us to pass by. Lastly we visit Isla del Sol, then head back to the BCYC clubhouse for the Post Parade party.


But it's about more than fun and merriment. Participants need only a simple fee to enter - two (or more!) unwrapped toys for Operation Santa. Operation Santa, coordinated by the Gulfport police department, collects toys for the children of Gulfport whose holidays would be sadder without the generosity of the community. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is proud to have been part of Operation Santa for 17 years.


In turn BCYC depends on the generosity of our wonderful parade sponsors, who allow us to shower our participants with fun and useful prizes at the end of the parade. Everyone is a winner at this event and no boat goes home empty handed — so you can imagine it takes many generous sponsors to spread the joy around. Please see a list of our 2016 sponsors below. We would love it if you could support these sponsors when doing your holiday shopping!


For spectators, spend the day at Gulfport's Holiday Hoopla, watch the parade and dine in Gulfport that evening!


If you would like to become a 2017 parade sponsor, contact parade chairs Barb & Jimmy Meyer at 727-430-7241 or boatparade@sailbcyc.org.


Entry Fee: Two (or more) unwrapped children's presents OR a check made out to "Operation Santa", the City of Gulfport's annual toy drive.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded during the Post Parade Party for participating boats. (You must be present to win.)


Post Parade Party: Our Post Parade Party is a potluck party for participating boats and their crew (so bring a dish to share) with holiday drinks, music, singing and BCYC's legendary rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas (hopefully, not too off-key!)


Registration deadline is Thursday December 7, 2017. You must be present at BCYC after the parade to win prizes.


Stay tuned to download a parade flyer and parade route map to share.


Our 2016 Boat Parade Sponsors


Please remember their generosity with your support for them throughout the year.
We thank them!


Magnuson Marina Cove
www.marinacoveresort.com
Fisherman's Village
www.fishville.com
Florida Orchestra
www.floridaorchestra.org
American Stage
www.americanstage.org
The Renaissance Vinoy
www.vinoyrenaissanceresort.com
Pasadena Golf Club Estates
33707news.com
Essential Elements
essentialelementssite.com
Masthead Enterprises
www.mastheadsailinggear.com
ZigZag Threads
www.zigzagthreads.com
Stern to Stem Massage
www.sterntostemmassage.com
Don's Marine Salvage
donsmarinesalvageyard.com
Perfect Copy & Print
www.pcpstpete.com
Mermaid Bay Mercantile
mermaidbaymercantile.com
Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Casino Facebook page
Reef Dog Gifts & Grooming
reefdoggrooming.com
Ruth Eckerd Hall
www.rutheckerdhall.com
Seafarer Marine Supply
www.seafarermarinesupply.com
Red Hot Tiki
www.redhottiki.com
Spiro's Restaurant & Deli
www.spirospasadena.com

Manatees on the Bay
Manatees on Facebook

Neptune Grill
www.neptunegrillgulfport.com
La Cote Basque Winehouse
lacotebasquewinehouse.com
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
www.omaddys.com
Little Tommies Tiki
www.littletommiestiki.com
Gulf Coast Seafood
http://gulfcoastseafoodfl.com
Smokin' J's BBQ
smknjsbbq.com
Salt Creek Marina
www.saltcreekmarina.net
Boca Bay Grille
http://bocabaygrille.com/
Marine Supply Warehouse
www.marinesupplywarehouse.net
Salon Mirella
www.facebook.com/Salon-Mirella
Skyway Jack's
Skyway Jack's Facebook
Siri's Gourmet Burgers & Pizza
www.sirisgourmetburgersandpizza.com
Tama A Franko, DDS
www.tamafrankodds.com
Karen's Florist of Gulfport
www.karensfloristofgulfport.net
Publix Supermarkets
www.publix.com
Pier 22 at Twin Dolphin
pier22dining.com
Mahaffey Theater
www.themahaffey.com
Gulfport McDonald's
mylocalmcds.com/6952
Canoe Ecape
www.canoeescape.com
Isla del Sol Yacht & CC
isladelsolycc.com
Island Nautical
www.islandnautical.com
Pasadena Yacht & CC
www.pyccgolf.com
St Pete Municipal Marina
http://www.stpete.org/
SV Robbie Lee
Barb & Jim Meyer (BCYC)
 
~ Save the Date ~
December 9, 2017
32nd BCYC Boat Parade!



Register Your Boat! (Available in November)


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