Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Lighted Boat Parade

December 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Downtown Hampton is gearing up for its most dazzling event of the year, the Annual Lighted Boat Parade, set to take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This festive celebration promises a day filled with family-friendly activities, entertainment, and the enchanting spectacle of boats adorned with twinkling lights parading along the Hampton River. There will also be an ugly sweater competition with prizes.

Schedule of Events:

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Entertainment includes Holiday music carolers, a DJ, and face painting.

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Share your wish list with Santa and receive a complimentary family photo.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Lighted Boat Parade on the Hampton River.

8:00 PM: Awards ceremony for the best-decorated boats.

The entire day of activities is generously sponsored by TowneBank.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Downtown Hampton, Hampton River

Sponsor: TowneBank

“The Annual Lighted Boat Parade has become a beloved tradition in Downtown Hampton, bringing the community together to celebrate the holiday season,” said Steve Mallon, Executive Director, for the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership. “We’re grateful to TowneBank for their continued support, allowing us to create magical moments and memories for families and friends.”

Join us for a day of festive fun, as we light up the Hampton River and welcome the holiday season with joy and cheer.

More info & updates: Lighted Boat Parade — Downtown Hampton


December 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


The Docks at Downtown Hampton
710 Settlers Landing Rd
Hampton, VA United States
+ Google Map