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Lighted Boat Parade & Holiday Drone Show

December 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Port Aransas is gearing up for a spectacular event, the Lighted Boat Parade & Holiday Drone Show, set to dazzle residents and visitors alike. This year, the Lighted Boat Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. on December 9, 2023, and will be immediately followed by the first-ever holiday-themed drone show in Port Aransas. This unique combination of a traditional boat parade with a modern drone light show promises to offer an unforgettable experience.

The boat parade, organized by the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce, invites boat owners to decorate their vessels with lights and join the festive procession. This illuminated parade will showcase a variety of boats, each adorned with sparkling lights, reflecting the holiday spirit. Spectators can enjoy the parade from multiple vantage points: the pavilion bulkhead, along dock walkways, or from local bars and restaurants located along the marina. This offers a chance to witness the parade up close and enjoy the festive atmosphere from different perspectives.

Following the boat parade, attendees will be treated to Port Aransas’s first-ever holiday-themed drone show. This innovative addition to the holiday festivities is set to mesmerize the audience with synchronized drones lighting up the night sky in a dazzling display of technology and artistry. The drone show promises to be a highlight, adding a modern twist to the traditional holiday celebrations.

Throughout the event, visitors at Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf will be entertained with live holiday music, offering a joyous backdrop to the evening. The area will be buzzing with festive activities, including photo opportunities and the availability of holiday beverages. Adding to the excitement, Santa Claus himself will be present, bringing holiday cheer to children and adults alike.

The event is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., making it a perfect evening out for families, friends, and anyone looking to indulge in the holiday spirit. The combination of the lighted boat parade and the innovative drone show, along with the festive atmosphere at the Fisherman’s Wharf, ensures that this event will be a memorable experience for all who attend.


December 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf
900 Tarpon St
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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