Large boats near docks with colorful Christmas lights.

Scene from a previous Holiday Boat Parade

Bring your best creative ideas and register now for the 8th Annual Holiday Boat Parade at Lake Lanier. Registration is now open for the Saturday, Dec. 10, event that raises money for The Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes.

Information is posted on the Holiday Boat Light Parade at Lake Lanier’s Facebook page at

“This year we’re focusing on the kids at Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes just in time for the holidays,” said Richard Pickering, event coordinator for the non-profit organization. “Links to registration and to the youth homes will connect participants to pertinent information.”

The Facebook page will include this year’s marshaling and parade route, as well as links to the safety video and previous year’s parades.

“Over the years, the parade has been building its participation and we hope for a good turnout this year,” Pickering said. “Let us know you’re coming to support this incredible children’s charity.”

The event’s rain date is Sunday, Dec. 11.

For information or to register: Facebook/lanierholidayboatparade.

Photo: by Savannah Hunter Photography