Friday, December 3, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boats decorated with Christmas lights, often numbering in the thousands of lights, parade by Willows Beach, Cattle Point and Gyro Park where regularly hundreds of individuals view the parade, participate in on-shore activities and are given the opportunity to make donations in cash, food or toys to Oak Bay Kiwanis at Willows Beach and the Salvation Army at Gyro Park. Hot chocolate is handed out to donors and there is a bonfire at Willows Beach.
The parade is usually led by a Navy training vessel. The number of boats that participate ranges from 12 to 20, weather permitting. In view of this continued success and encouragement, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) will again host the event on Friday December 3, 2021.
The parade starts at RVYC at 6:45 and follows the shore to Cattle Point for 7:00 pm, Willows Beach for 7:15 pm then passes close to Gyro Park in Cadboro Bay at approximately 7:45 pm.