Carol Ships Parade of Lights is a community event that has become one of the premier attractions during the December holiday season. A special event benefiting businesses, charities and the community,
"Providing a traditional carol ship celebration of lights during the holiday season for the benefit and enjoyment of our community and our visitors."
Facts you should know
The Society works closely with tourism, municipalities and businesses to benefit all participants and the community.
Carol Ships Parade of Lights Society is dedicated to the promotion of tourism in the Greater Vancouver area in conjunction with the development of interrelated marine activities.
With the support of guests aboard the Carol Ship vessels, the Society raises close to $5000.00 each year for BC Children's Hospital.
The Carol Ships Parade of Lights provides a sailpast each evening visiting the different marine communities of False Creek, Burrard Inlet, West Vancouver, Lighthouse Park, Fisherman's Cove, Eagle Harbour, Coal Harbour, Port Moody, Deep Cove, Woodlands, Brighton Beach, Bedwell Bay, Bellcara Park and Indian Arm. The number of vessels depends on the day of the week with Friday and Saturday evenings having the largest number of vessels participating.
The Society encourages private boats from the many Marinas to decorate their boats with lights and join in the Carol Ship Parade, the more participation the better the event will be for the community based activities as well as those viewing from the shore.
With your support the Parade of Lights will be the premier December holiday celebration and will realize its full potential as a community based celebration and charity fundraiser!