First annual holiday boat parade offers holiday entertainment for families and groups at Port of Kalama’s Marine Park on December 12th.


Holiday cheer sails right through Kalama this December as the Kalama Chamber of Commerce welcomes a stunning holiday boat parade produced by the Dolphin Yacht Club. The first annual Festival of Lighted Boats takes place at the Port of Kalama’s Marine Park Saturday, December 12, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and promises holiday fun for the entire family with music and caroling, festive food and drink and crafts. The Lighted Boat Parade will last about an hour to an hour and a half and is expected to start at 6:30 p.m.

“We believe Kalama’s first-ever holiday boat parade will showcase some of the best traits of our little town—the most beautiful waterfront park in the region and a community that comes together like family,” says event organizer, Taryn Nelson, president of the Kalama Chamber. “The Festival of Lighted Boats is sure to cheer families around the region.”

The Dolphin Yacht Club, which participates in a holiday boat parade in Camas/Washougal, eyes the Kalama’s Marine Park as an ideal setting to launch the popular family event.

“The yacht club approached the Chamber about a partnership to add on-the-ground activities and entertainment which we believe will attract a new audience to Kalama’s core,” says Nelson.

Families who join in the fun will find a cheery holiday celebration including:

Opportunity for company parties and group celebrations
The Dolphin Yacht Club is offering VIP packages for groups, company holiday parties and organizations who may want their own covered area from which to view the parade. Packages include some extras like riding on the boats as they parade, up close viewing from the park boardwalk and more. For more event information contact Jeanette Creagan at 360.772.5706.

The Chamber is also accepting sponsor donations for the first annual event. Those interested should contact Diana Downing at 360.430.5676.

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