DC Boat Parade – Don’t Miss It!

The Wharf presents the DC Boat Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019. This is a magical night of boating on the Potomac River, from Hains Point to the docks and piers of The Wharf.

This is the 28th year of this annual waterfront holiday tradition. Free public activities will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., including the lighting of The Wharf’s 40-foot tall Christmas tree; photographs with Santa Claus and the live musical performances on District Pier.

The DC boat parade will kick off at 7 p.m. and highlighted by a stunning holiday fireworks parade finale at 8 p.m. The festive holiday boat parade will include up to 60 beautifully decorated boats. Get into the holiday spirit with a guaranteed magical snowfall, painting signature holiday ornaments, balloon art and enjoying s’mores at The Wharf’s roaring fire pit.

Other fun activities include skating on the Wharf Ice Rink and sampling seasonal refreshments from our Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden.

Get more information and full Wharf holiday schedule at WharfDC.com

  • 6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden, s’mores, and music)
  • 7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel 
  • 8:00pm — Fireworks Salute
  • 8:15pm–9:00pm — Live music continues on District Pier Stage

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