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Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
November 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Free
Organizer: Chattanooga Presents, Phone: (423) 265-0771 chattanoogapresents.com
Categories: Children & Teens, Gather, Serve & Unite
A popular community tradition, this event officially kicks off the Christmas season for many Chattanoogans. The evening starts with a lighted parade of approximately 40 boats decorated for the season, which circle between the Walnut Street Bridge and Olgiati Bridge. During the parade, spirits are warmed Gifts that Give Hope, food and drink concessions and the first night of Ice on the Landing, an open-air ice skating rink on the Chattanooga Green. Following the boat parade, a glittering fireworks finale signals the illumination of 130+ downtown buildings, bridges and parks for the winter season.
This year the Lighted Boat Parade will coincide with the new Chattanooga’s Gifts that Give Hope, also to be held at Ross’ Landing. Chattanooga Gifts that Give Hope is being coordinated by Jill Yarbrough in honor of her late father Porter Yarbrough who was a great philanthropist.
Gifts That Give Hope provides an opportunity for people to give back to their community and honor their loved ones at the same time. Instead of buying traditional holiday gifts, shoppers honor their friends and family by donating to local nonprofits and supporting those who are not on anyone’s list. For each donation that is made they receive an attractive card describing their donation to give to as a gift.
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