Bright lights, big boats and yuletide cheer? Yes! The 28th Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is Saturday and the best areas for viewing are Marina Jack Restaurant, Bayfront Park, City Island and Centennial Park.
The parade route has been expanded this year by an additional turn marker at the southwest side of Bayfront Park. All boats must now pass approximately one third of the Sarasota Bay side of Bayfront Park within a few yards, to be considered for judging. The Bayfront Park spectator viewing area has been expanded to include the entire northern tip of island near the fountain.
The VIP viewing area has been moved to the Marina Jack's fuel dock to allow additional space for spectators. This should improve spectator viewing from Bayfront Park. The SNN 6 local news staff will be covering the event throughout the evening at several areas throughout Marina Jack.
6 p.m. Saturday, downtown Sarasota; sarasotachristmasboatparade.com