ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Saturday, Dec. 4, more than 50 boats participated in the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights sponsored by Amazon. The event, in its 21st year, is an annual tradition along the city’s waterfront. This year thousands of locals and visitors came out to see the mile-long parade, which featured Alexandria’s fireboat Relief and Washington, D.C.’s fireboat John H. Glenn.
Earlier this morning, Visit Alexandria announced the parade winners. The complete list follows with pictures.
Best of Alexandria Show sponsored by Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ: Santé, Captain Daniel Ricks, “COEXIST”
Best Powerboat: Kairos, Captain Tipper Williams Bradford, “Santa & His Cast of Characters”
Best Sailboat: Dark Star, Captain Doug Savage, “The Island of Misfit Toys”
Thinking Outside the Christmas Box: Tuesday, Captain Joseph Landa, “Oompa Lumpa”
Most Holiday Cheer: Party of Five, Captain Alan Trombley, “Spooky Christmas”
Best Spirit of America: Aggie, Captain Tamara Collum, “NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN PARTY”
Most Spirited Crew: D’Entanglement, Captain Dayon Harrison, “D’Entangled Christmas Wonderland”
Best Theme: Surprise, Captain Sarah Ollila, “X-mas Files”
Hardiest Soul: Miss Behavin, Captain Kirt Barbee, “Gillian Island”
Best Try: Knot Tide
Best Try: Down Captains Peter Furness & Rita Martin, “Jurassic Christmas”