The 30th Annual District's Holiday Boat Parade 2022

Date & Time

Sat Dec 03 2022 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm


The Wharf | Washington D.C., DC

The 30th Annual District's Holiday Boat Parade 2022


Join us on December 3, 2022 for the 30th Anniversary of the District's Holiday Boat Parade presented by Washington Gas. Celebrate the holidays with this iconic DC event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel.

Get into the spirit with ornament decorating and face painting by Recreation Pier. Roast s'mores at the Camp Wharf fire pit and visit our lighted 45ft Christmas Tree. Skate at The Wharf Ice Rink on Transit Pier and sample winter drinks at our Pacifico Waterfront Beer, Wine, and Whiskey Garden. And bring your camera for pictures with Santa!


6:00–9:00pm — Activities throughout The Wharf (Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden, s’mores, and live music by the Royals)

7:00pm — Boats arrive in the Washington Channel

8:00pm — Fireworks Salute

8:15pm–9:00pm — Live music by the Royals on the District Pier Stage


The parking garage at The Wharf will fill up before the event begins. There are many ways to get to The Wharf that are better than driving and parking, including rideshare and taxis, the free Southwest Shuttle, Water Taxi, and Metro service updates. If you must drive, plan to park at one of the nearby parking garages:

*This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required to view the parade or enjoy the live music and activities. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

*This event will take place rain or shine. Actual start times may vary pending parade progress.

Event Location

The Wharf, 760 Maine Avenue SW, Washington D.C., United States

Event Host

The Wharf
The Wharf

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