Grab your family and friends and make your way to the Little River Inlet for the 26th annual Christmas Regatta Boat Parade. Since 1984 families have been able to look forward to the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the Christmas spirit with this special holiday retreat. Starting out at Tilghman’s Point, the boats make their way at dusk down the waterway to Dock Holidays Marina for their final anchor place.
Joining in the fun, many area restaurants that line the Intracoastal will participating in the night’s events, some of which will have a special menu just for the occasion. In addition to the delicious food, there will be a 50/50 drawing. And as the boats make their way down the Intracoastal waterways they will be competing for a $1,000 prize so you are sure to be in for a treat with some of the most fun and well decorated boats to ever lift anchor.
More than just a pretty boat parade, the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta also kicks off the season for giving. Headed up by Santa’s Angels, the Yachts for Tots is one of the area’s largest toy drives. Your encourage to make a donation to raise funds to help make a needy child’s Christmas special. Parade viewers can make cash donations or bring a new, unwrapped, toy to help spread the joy to children throughout Horry County. But the giving doesn’t stop at the little children, Santa’s Angels also collects for everyone’s favorite four-legged friends. So don’t forget pet toys, food and supplies.
Let the count down begin as you get ready to trade your turkey leg for a mug of delicious hot cocoa as you line the Intracoastal. From great food to beautiful boats to Christmas joy all around, the Christmas Regatta Boat Parade is one of the can’t miss events of the season. Join the Grand Strand celebration on November 27, 2010 for an evening you won’t soon forget.