The Lake Havasu 37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

 Lake Havasu Boat Parade of Lights

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you enjoy your time with loved ones? I know I did. Now that Turkey Day is done, though, it's time to set our eyes on Christmas. With only a couple weeks to go, that's a short time to pack a lot of holiday cheer into. To kick off the season, make plans to watch the Lake Havasu Boat Parade of Lights. It takes place this weekend.



Now, one night of boats parading through the Channel decked out in bright lights sounds like fun. What could be better than that? How about TWO nights of boat parades? From 6:30 pm to 9 pm this Friday (December 6th) and Saturday (December 7th), dozens of local boat owners parade their festively decorated boats through the Channel. So, after you spend the day finding the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list in the English Village shops, scout out a spot along the lake to watch the parade. Bring a lawn chair for your comfort.

Christmas boat parade lake havasu



Island side beaches allow bonfires as long as you use a self-contained portable pit. That means you'll need to bring it with you. Make sure you clean up all ashes and debris before you leave, too. Self-dug firepits not allowed. And no fire pits are allowed on the white sandy north end beaches either. 

Parade of Lights lake havasu

Best places to view from:

- Nautical Beachfront Resort

- Rotary Beach

- Anywhere between Rotary Beach and Windsor Beach

- London Bridge

- English Village

- Channel restaurants

lake havasu festival of lights

After the Boat Parade of Lights concludes, take a walk around the English Village. From now through January 5th, the village lights up with millions of twinkling lights from dusk until 10 pm. Santa visits the village every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 8 pm. He takes requests and poses for pictures. So make sure you have your camera at the ready. Most of the lights are visible via the Channel as well. So, if you want to take a night cruise on your boat, don't forget to make your way along the English Village waterfront after dark.



Just because we live in the desert doesn't mean we don't know how to celebrate winter. The Boat Parade of Lights and the Festival of Lights are just two of the free events to get into the holiday spirit. How do you and your family get in the mood for Christmas in Lake Havasu?


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