Annapolis Sailboat Christmas Parade of lites - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-07-2010 Thread Starter
SV Skalliwag #141
brokesailor's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Homeport: Solomons, Maryland
Posts: 694
Thanks: 17
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Annapolis Sailboat Christmas Parade of lites

The wife and I are going for the first time. Where's a good place to see the parade?
brokesailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 12-07-2010
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 3,354
Thanks: 2
Thanked 81 Times in 76 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
The Spa Creek Bridge, I think.

S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
BubbleheadMd is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 12-07-2010
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,049
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
The Spa Creek Bridge, I think.
They split the fleet of boats so there is one bunch below the bridge and one above. They circle around for 30 minutes or so, then they'll open the bridge and the fleets will swap so everyone gets to see both sets of boats.

If you could get on the bridge, you might be able to limit your exposure to the cold by seeing both fleets at the same time.

Last year we were able to watch from the comfort of my brothers living/dining room on Spa Creek just above the bridge. Unfortunately he was on a short term assignment and no longer has a place in "Naptown. If we go this year, we'll be out in the cold with the commoners.

s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
PalmettoSailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 12-07-2010
Mermaid Hunter
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 3,984
Thanks: 0
Thanked 158 Times in 141 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Eastport Yacht Club sponsors the parade; their deck by design has a great view. Members and guests only.

Severn Sailing Association is good also.

Parking at that end of Eastport is a challenge.

Chart House Restaurant lounge is great. So is Carroll's Creek. The docks and out boats at any of the marinas below the bridge on Spa Creek. The park at City Dock works also. Grab a mooring ball in the main field and you'll have the best view in the house.

You can get a decent but not great view from the deck outside the Marriott.

sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
beware "cut and paste" sailors.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SVAuspicious is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
La Conner Christmas Boat Parade erps Pacific Northwest & Alaska 30 12-30-2008 02:18 PM
Christmas Light Parade retclt Gear & Maintenance 2 10-16-2007 02:42 PM
Here's how to watch a sailboat parade - Daily Press NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-06-2007 01:15 PM
Sailboat owners have a parade - Cherry Hill Courier Post NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-28-2006 04:15 AM
Christmas Lights for Parade dknelson General Discussion (sailing related) 0 10-01-2001 11:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome