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Your Guide to Shine in Holiday Boat Parades

By: Crest Pontoon Boats on Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than participating or watching holiday boat parades? Whether you are a passionate boater or casual onlooker, boat parades are a great way to immerse yourself in the holiday season.  

For those who plan on joining the holiday celebrations, we’ve put together a helpful guide to ensure your boat not only stands out but sails smoothly during the festivities. Here are some tips to make your holiday boat parade experience one to remember. 

Prepare for the Parade 

It’s important to take some time to research the specific parade you plan to participate in. Familiarize yourself with the parade route and any themes that might be incorporated. Knowing the details in advance will make planning your boat's decorations a breeze and ensure you align perfectly with the parade's festive spirit.

Find The Best Power Source Aboard 

Lights are the heart of any holiday boat parade, so it's crucial to find the right power source on your boat. Identify a reliable power supply that can handle multiple plugged-in decorations and ensure a continuous and vibrant display. A well-thought-out power setup will keep your boat shining throughout the entire parade.

Test Your Lights

Once you've secured your power source, it's time to focus on the lights themselves. Selecting functional and waterproof lights is key to avoiding any hiccups during the parade. Test each light beforehand to guarantee they are all working, giving your boat the brightest lights that will capture the attention of onlookers along the parade route.

Set The Mood With Festive Tunes

No holiday boat parade is complete without the accompaniment of holiday music. Create a festive atmosphere on your boat by adding a soundtrack of your favorite holiday tunes. Consider making a holiday-themed playlist that adds an extra layer of joy to your parade experience and a way to interact with onlookers throughout the parade. 

By following these tips, you'll be well-prepared to make a splash in this year's holiday boat parade. So, cruise with confidence, brighten the waters with festive lights, and enjoy!