Boca Ciega Yacht Club

32nd Annual BCYC Lighted Christmas Boat Parade

Saturday December 9, 2017

Register your boat now!


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!


It's nearly time 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 2017 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 9th Annual 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.


Download a 2017 parade flyer and parade route map to share.


Our 2017 Boat Parade Sponsors


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



Magnuson Marina Cove
www.marinacoveresort.com
Regatta Point Marina
www.regattapointemarina.com
Florida Orchestra
www.floridaorchestra.org
Pasadena Golf Club Estates
33707news.com
American Stage
www.americanstage.org
Lucky Star Hair Salon
Robyn Phillips, Stylist
Gulfport Merchants Association
gulfportma.com
Perfect Copy & Print
www.pcpstpete.com
Ruth Eckerd Hall
www.rutheckerdhall.com
Stern to Stem Massage
www.sterntostemmassage.com
Reef Dog Gifts & Grooming
reefdoggrooming.com
Salon Mirella
www.facebook.com/Salon-Mirella
Sea Shur Jewelry
www.seashurjewelry.com
TowBoatUS Tampa Bay
towboat.us
Geri Biezzi
In honor of Bob's birthday
CD Roma Restaurant
www.cdromas.com
Masthead Enterprises
www.mastheadsailinggear.com
Salt Creek Marina
www.saltcreekmarina.net
Marine Supply Warehouse
www.marinesupplywarehouse.net
Essential Elements
essentialelementssite.com
Isla del Sol Yacht & CC
isladelsolycc.com
Starlight Cruises
www.starlitecruises.com
Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Casino Facebook page
The Harborage
harboragemarina.com
Art T'eez
Art T'eez Facebook page
Yummy's
Yummy's Facebook page
Gulfport Beach Bazaar
www.gulfportbeachbazaar.com
Tangelo's Grille
www.tangelosgrille.com
Stella's
stellasingulfport.com
Don's Marine Salvage
donsmarinesalvageyard.com
Pia's Trattoria
www.piastrattoria.com
Neptune Grill
www.neptunegrillgulfport.com

Manatees on the Bay
Manatees on Facebook

Little Tommies Tiki
www.littletommiestiki.com
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
www.omaddys.com
Karen's Florist of Gulfport
www.karensfloristofgulfport.net
Fisherman's Village
www.fishville.com
The Gabber
thegabber.com
Little Harbor Resort
www.staylittleharbor.com
Seafarer Marine Supply
www.seafarermarinesupply.com
Spiro's Restaurant & Deli
www.spirospasadena.com
Pier 22 at Twin Dolphin
pier22dining.com
Mosquito Squad St. Pete-CLW
stpetersburg-clearwater.mosquitosquad.com
Smokin' J's BBQ
smknjsbbq.com
4th Street Shrimp Store
www.theshrimpstore.com
St Petersburg Opera
stpeteopera.org
Gulfport McDonald's
mylocalmcds.com/6952
 
 
December 9, 2017
32nd BCYC Boat Parade!



Register Your Boat NOW!


Coming to Gulfport for the Boat Parade?

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