The Annual Boat Parade of Lights to Start December 3rd in Lake Havasu City

Boat Parade of Lights in Lake Havasu City 2022

We love the Festival of Lights. It makes Lake Havasu look so magical during the holidays. But we also love spending time on the water. What happens when you combine Christmas lights with boating? The Havasu Holiday Boat Parade of Lights!


  • What: Havasu Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2022
  • Where: Bridgewater Channel - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, December 3rd, 6 pm to 8 pm


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Dozens of local businesses and holiday-loving individuals decorate their boats with hundreds of lights and glide through Bridgewater Channel for one of our favorite holiday events...the Boat Parade of Lights. It is always fun to see just how creative these guys can be.



Unfortunately, though, if you wanted to enter your boat, registration is already closed for this year's parade. But that doesn't mean that you can't have fun watching. The best viewing locations are from either the London Bridge beaches or our Lake Havasu state beaches in the Bridgewater Channel.

Boat Parade of Lights in Lake Havasu 2022

Since this is a super popular event, plan on getting to your viewing location early (like no later than 4 pm). You may park for free at the English Village and on the Island close to the Channel. Plus, there are a few parking spots available at the beach locations themselves. But they are limited and fill up fast! Be prepared to walk for a distance and make sure you bring your own chairs or blankets for comfortable seating once you get to your final destination.

Lake Havasu Boat Parade of Lights in 2022



Boat Parade of Lights in Lake Havasu 2022

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Boat Parade of Lights in Lake Havasu 2022

Plan on playing on the water this Saturday? (Yes. People still hit the water during the winter here.) You cannot moor your boat in Bridgewater Channel in hopes of catching an up-close-and-personal view of the parade from the water. This caused too much congestion in the past when the parade ends. So, starting at 4 pm, LHCD and the MCSO will heavily patrol the area to make sure it is clear of any boat traffic. You will need to find another place to moor your boat. Most likleyin and around Thompson Bay and the North end of the channel outside the no wake zone.


Have fun and happy holidays!


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