The big Christmas Holiday Boat Parade happens Sunday, Nov. 19, in Patchogue


The annual Patchogue Christmas Holiday Boat Parade will float again this November along the Patchogue River.

The event is run by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and the Patchogue Riverfront Committee. This year’s theme is “A Jimmy Buffett Christmas,” paying homage to the late great singer and Long Islander who recently passed away.

Festivities kick off on Saturday, Nov. 18, with a preview of the decorated boats docked at several riverfront restaurants from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The parade is on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m.

During the preview on Saturday, visitors can check out the boats up close and vote for their favorites.

On Sunday, the winner receives the People’s Choice Award. 

There are plenty of free public viewing spots along the Patchogue River to watch boats sail in from the Great South Bay, including Sandspit Marina at the Davis Park Ferry Terminal and the Fire Island National Seashore Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, as well as all the waterfront restaurants — Baja BoathouseHarbor Crab Co., The Oar Steak & Seafood Grille and Drift 82.

See the last year’s event below. Tap here for photos from last year.

Want to participate?

Click here to register your boat to participate in the parade.

Top: Photos from last year’s boat parade, taken by Andrew Theodorakis, owner of Yellow House Images.

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