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December 9, 2013

Annual Holiday Boat Lighting, Alexandria, Virginia

Filed under: performace art — Tags: , — popularkinetics @ 5:34 am

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer boat, Alexandria, Virginia

Yesterday was the annual Parade of Lights on the water in the Alexandria harbor. Each year, boat owners decorate their vessels with holiday lights and glide up and down the Potomac River, vying for cash prizes. We were lucky enough to be on the jurors’ vessel, the Miss Mallory, which is owned by our neighbors in Glen Echo. The fun began around 5:30 just as it was getting dark. A train of lights appeared from the north, and each passing craft slowly navigated past us, hoping for a positive reaction from the jurors. Many crew members were in seasonal outfits — one boat was entirely manned by Santas.

As we drank wine and munched on pop-corn, the news crew on the upper deck caught the festivities on film for those not able to attend. Here are more photos of the boats.

Red, White and Blue SailboatLighted power boat

Lincoln Memorial boatLighted sailboat

Lighted power boatLighted power boat in The Parade of Lights, Alexandria, VA

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