31st Annual Regatta of Lights on December10, 2011 in St. Augustine, FL.

Real Estate Agent with Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage

The 31st annual Holiday Regatta of Lights will be hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club on December 10, 2100 at 6 pm on the Matanzas River in downtown St. Augustine.

The boat parade route begins east of the Castillo de San Marcos and north of Davis Shores neighborhood on the Matanzas River.  Boats travel south on the Intracoastal Waterway into Matanzas Bay, circling in a counterclockwise direction, keeping the Bay Front, Bridge of Lions, and Eastern shore to starboard. The Grand Marshall will lead all the boats and will make two laps.


The Boat Parade is a spectacular and colorful parade of sailboats, sport-fishermen, trawlers, shrimp boats, and many other vessels representing the maritime roots of the St. Augustine and its rich nautical heritage as the Oldest City. Spectators along the downtown seawall, on the Bridge of Lions and homes in Davis Shores have a marvelous view of the boat decorations and are close enough to shout out to the Captain and crew of the boats.


The annual Holiday Regatta of Lights is always a memorable occasion. Trophies will be awarded in 18 categories this year. A post-parade reception and awards ceremony is held at the St. Augustine Yacht Club for Captains & Crew. 


St. Augustine really celebrates the Holiday Season with many events like the 31st Regatta of Lights. If you would like to know more about St. Augustine’s Holiday Events, let me know. I love our City and enjoy sharing the secrets and inside scoop.




Comments (3)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Clay we have a Boat Parade here in Marina Del Rey too, it is a lot of fun. Hope you will have a great time like we do here:)

Dec 08, 2011 03:23 PM
Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

Endre, yes, we both live in "water towns" that offer one of a kind events. One reason St. Augustine is such a vacation destination for others. I bet Marina De Rye offers a great boat parade.

Dec 08, 2011 11:03 PM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Great localism post, Clay.  And, I commented on this one to give you some extra points.  Three is the magic number.  Thanks for your comment, too!

Apr 23, 2014 07:20 AM