Congratulations El Chingon! Top People’s Choice winners of the annual Lighted Boat Parade!
Photos by the My Beautiful Belize Blog
============================2019 San Pedro Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Shines on A Gorgeous December Night
The 2019 Holiday Lighted Boat parade AGAIN was just about the cutest thing ever. (Next week, I’ll be the declaring the 2019 LoveFM Holiday Parade thru town the cutest thing of the year. I can’t help it. I secretly love all things Christmas.) Last night, about 10 boats bobbled and bumper-car-ed in the water to line up as the sunset on a gorgeous night in San Pedro.
Wayo’s Bar was packed…Hurricane’s Bar had a good sized crowd. Sandy Toes was hoping but I spotted a bar – on the longest dock in the area that had almost no one there. SO I chose that as my outpost.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Scoop
==========================Team Chingon wins 2019 San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade
Team Chingon claimed the top prize at this year’s Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade held on Saturday, December 7th. Hundreds of onlookers came out to the beach, docks and shore-side bars to enjoy the traditional Christmas celebration. The night coastline was decked with several creatively decorated vessels setting the parade route aglow. It was an evening full of holiday cheer and fabulous cash prizes for the top participants.
The colorful boat parade began after sunset, as the nine boats participating this year lined up in front of Wayo’s Beach Bar by the Boca del Rio Area. Many of the establishments along the coastline were packed with people eagerly waiting to see the lighted boats. As they made their way south one by one, spectators along the way could be seen trying to get the best vantage point to admire the creativity on display. Ranging from a hammerhead shark, to a Christmas themed 3-D crocodile and Santa tossing lighted ‘trash in the can’ encouraging everyone to keep the island clean.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun
=========================San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade 2019
Island residents and visitors flocked the shoreline of San Pedro to witness the Annual Holiday Board which was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The boats were all lit up with colorful lights and cheerful with music, song and dance! The Holiday Boat Parade boasted a total of nine boat entries this year.
Here are these year’s winners of the Final Holiday Parade:
Best of Show (1st place - $4,000): Jody Leslie and Team Chingon, self-sponsored
Best Charity Boat ($2,000): Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter - Boat: SeaStar Belize / The Dive Bar Sponsor: The Truck Stop
2nd place ($2,000): ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary -Boat: "Wayo Not" by Wayo's Beach Bar - Sponsor: Sandbar Beachfront Hostel and Restaurant
3rd place ($750): Kids in Action
Boat & Sponsor: San Pedro Tour Operators Association
4th place ($500): QE Toon, self-sponsored - they donated their winnings to Holy Cross School Belize!Click here to read the rest of the article in the Ambergris Today
Nothing says ‘tis the season in San Pedro like Christmas lights gleaming off the Caribbean Sea with lively music and cheery faces during the annual Holiday Boat Parade. And while Parade Organizers anticipated 2019 as their final year, San Pedro Mayor Daniel Guerrero pledged sponsorship via the Town Council during ceremony remarks to ensure this annual tradition continues!