One of South Surrey and White Rock’s most popular – and colourful – pre-Christmas traditions is set to sail through Semiahmoo Bay next week.
The annual Lighted Boat Parade – in previous years, called the Christmas Sail Past or often just the Christmas Light Parade – is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7.
Hosted by the White Rock-based International Yacht Club of B.C., the event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., though sailors involved will be prepping their boats and meeting at the starting point about an hour earlier.
As in past years – with a few exceptions due to poor weather or other factors, the event has been a White Rock holiday staple for more than 20 years – the event will feature a handful of IYCBC sailboats decorated with Christmas lights and other festive decor. The boats will make two passes through Semiahmoo Bay and past the White Rock Pier – “In parade format, of sorts,” said club member Mike Skulsky.
The best place to catch a glimpse of the lights is from along the pier.