We nearly missed the Beaufort Christmas boat parade trying to find a parking place. It seemed like everyone in town got there before we did and was already at the harbor. I was excited because I had never seen a boat parade before.
Boats were already lined up and making their way toward the park when we found a place along the water.
Many of the boats moored in the harbor were also decorated with lights and trees and Santas and their owners had ringside seats on the deck to watch the parade along with us landlubbers.
Here they come, passing just a few feet in front of us, singing and waving and encouraging us to sing along.
This sailboat is towing a Christmas tree in its dinghy.
A sea theme here with lobster, dolphin, flamingo, etc. There aren't really any lobsters or flamingos in South Carolina. We do see plenty of dolphins, though.
Frosty is on the bow. No theme music for this one.
Frosty is trailing along in this dinghy. I bet you can guess which song this group was singing.
Almost lost Santa!
When the boat parade was over everyone gathered around the Christmas tree and the Parris Island Marine Corps Jazz Band entertained us for another hour or so.
Before they started to play, they laid their white hats in a circle at the base of the tree.
We splashed out on a bag of popcorn to make it a perfect evening.