First Annual New York Harbor Festival of Lights
Holiday Boat Parade
a project of the Working Harbor Committee
The First Annual New York Harbor Festival of Lights, begins with a large boat parade around lower and West Manhattan, of over 50 vessels decorated with holiday lights and ornaments to help kick off the New York Holiday Season. The parade will be followed by a Waterside Holiday Festival at Chelsea Piers.
The first New York Harbor Festival of Light will take place on Saturday, 28 November at 6 pm, two days after the large Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The parade will begin in the East River at the South Street Seaport and continue around the tip of Manhattan, up the Hudson River to Pier 86, at the foot of West 46th Street,
the home of the Intrepid Sea*Air*Space Museum,
and back to Chelsea Piers at West 23rd Street and the Hudson River.
Free Public Viewing locations
•South Street Seaport, and points south
•Battery Park City Esplanade
•Hudson River Park, several locations
•VIP viewing at Chelsea Piers
Post Parade Waterside Holiday Festival at Chelsea Piers
Free public viewing and open house of decorated parade vessels, combined with exhibits, music, food and holiday beverages starting at 8 pm.