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2019 Winter on the Waterfront & Lighted Boat Parade| All Ages| Free

 Winter on the waterfront 2019 Animated banner 

Join us to experience the wonder of the Berkeley Waterfront and the magic of the winter season all in an outdoor setting. The City of Berkeley's free Winter on the Waterfront and Lighted Boat Parade features fun for everyone. The event will be held on Saturday, December 14th, from 2:00pm - 6:30pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive. Bring your friends and the whole family, and bundle up!

There will be plenty of children's activities, including face painting, and carnival games with prizes.  A tot play area will keep the little ones entertained. Sip hot chocolate, decorate cookies, and a chance play in Real Snow with the Golden Gate Bridge as the backdrop. Santa will be on-hand to visit, read stories, and create photo ops galore. All this while listening to holiday music and enjoying some of the best views around the Bay.

After the sun sets, join us for the Berkeley Marina's third annual Lighted Boat Parade, where boats dressed in holiday lights will sail, motor, or paddle in a loop just outside the harbor.  Great viewing of the boat parade and small fireworks display is available along Seawall Drive. Bring clothes to keep you warm and dry so you can enjoy snow play and the Lighted Boat Parade. This event promises to be a lively and festive way to spend a winter day.

Winter on the waterfront 2019 Postcard/Flyer

 

 2019 Lighted Boat Parade Registration Information

 Winter on the waterfront 2019 Postcard

 The City of Berkeley Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Department, Berkeley Yacht Club and the Berkeley Marine Center, invite all boaters to join the 2nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade.

• No Entry Fee • Free T-Shirts for Captain & 1 Crew • Hosted Post-Parade Chowder Feed for Parade Participants • Prizes •

Register by December 11, 2019 at 4pm.  Registration forms may be submitted via:

2019 Lighted Boat Parade Information:

 Lighted Boat Parade Invitation and Map

Lighted Boat Parade Key Dates and Times

  • Registration Due: December 11th, 4:00 p.m.
  •  Mandatory Captain's Meeting: Saturday, December 14th, 3:00 p.m.
  • Parade: Parade begins with the launch of fireworks on Saturday, December 14th, 5:30 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony and Chowder Feed hosted by the Berkeley Yacht Club: Saturday, December 14th, after the parade. 

 

Thank You to our Sponsors: 

The Berkeley Business Community stepped up this year to promote safe, fun, free, interactive outdoor fun for our Berkeley community and beyond. Their sponsorship of this event exposes children to the world of boating and the Bay, and allows familes to experience the magic of the winter season in an iconic outdoor setting. These are true enhancements to quality of life, and we are thankful for their support.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Our Berkeley neighbors and friends have proven over and over again that we can come together to create neighborhoods and events that have a positive impact on our community and the people within it. Volunteers are needed to help with this event, and can be tailored to meet you or your organization's needs. Please contact Assistant Recreation Coordinator Brian Legaspi at blegaspi@cityofberkeley.info or 510-981-6674 or Marina Assistant Sophia Pritzos at marina@cityofberkeley.info or (510) 981-6740 for more information. Examples of Volunteer Opportunities include:

Day of Opportunities:

  • Setting up tents and tables
  • Stringing holiday lights
  • Supervising Carnival Games
  • Assisting at the Photo Booth and Santa Line
  • Taking Photographs of the Event
  • Raking the Snow Play area
  • Serving Hot Cocoa
  • Providing information at the Information Booth
  • Sweeping and trash pick up before or after the event
  • Stringing holiday lights

 

December 7-14th Opportunities:

  • Flyer and Postcard Distribution to Marinas, maritime retail outlets, and Yacht Clubs
  • Flyer and Postcard Distribution to kid/family friendly locations, parks, businesses, museums, etc.
  • Preparing and designing decorations
  • Preparing signage, organizing items for booths, bundling boat parade prizes
  • Distributing requests for small prize contributions to local businesses
  • Painting benches
  • Spreading wood chips

 

Volunteer forms for adults and youth under 18 must be completed prior to volunteering. Click here for the Waiver, and here for the Photo Release.

 Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsor opportunities can be tailored to meet you or your organization's needs. Please contact Assistant Recreation Coordinator Brian Legaspi at blegaspi@cityofberkeley.info or 510-981-6674 or Marina Assistant Sophia Pritzos at marina@cityofberkeley.info or (510) 981-6740 for more information. Examples of contributions include:

  • Participation basket items for Lighted Boat Parade participants (30 of the same small item)
  • Grand prizes for parade winners (single items or several of the same)
  • Cash sponsorships to help fund the various activities and components of the Winter on the Waterfront & Lighted Boat Parade event.

 

 The Berkeley Business Community stepped up this year to promote safe, fun, free, interactive outdoor fun for our Berkeley community and beyond. Their sponsorship of this event exposes children to the world of boating and the Bay, and allows familes to experience the magic of the winter season in an iconic outdoor setting. These are true enhancements to quality of life, and we are thankful for their support.

 

 

 

 

 

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