Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

By Angela Higginbotham

Since 1980, the Julington Creek Prop Club has been presenting the Holiday on the Creek boat parade for everyone to come out and enjoy. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. The highly anticipated night is for all families to gather and enjoy the beauty of color, lights, and sounds of the season along Julington Creek.

The Julington Creek Prop Club invites the community to participate and come out and watch the event. Participants will decorate their boats, homes, and docks to spread the joy and excitement of the holidays.

Dozens of holiday light adorned boats will start at the Julington Creek Marina and travel towards Clark’s Fish Camp and under the Julington Creek Bridge, eventually making a loop for spectators to enjoy.

“Typically we have 40 – 50 boats that participate and it’s a fun time for the entire family,” Prop Club Vice Commodore David Griffin said.

After the parade, a celebration will take place at the Julington Creek Marina. Boaters who participate in the parade and others are invited to join in on a night of fun with plenty of food, door prizes and live music. The board will announce the first, second and third place winners at the celebration.

The Julington Creek Prop Club is a 501c nonprofit organization committed to sharing a passion for boating and our waterways with everyone while also enhancing the boating experience.

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Photo courtesy Julington Creek Prop Club

Holiday on the Creek is a festive local tradition.