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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Christmas boat parade sails onto Lake Weir this weekend

A festive boat parade is returning to Lake Weir this weekend.

The Lake Weir Yacht Club is hosting its 10th Annual Christmas Boat Parade at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 at Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area (13275 SE 115th Avenue in Ocklawaha).

Parade participants are encouraged to get creative with their decorations, and prizes will be awarded to the top three boat parade winners.

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These festive boats participated in the 2018 parade

After the parade, a “Down the Hatch” party is being held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Eaton’s Sandbar and Grill located at 15790 SE 134th Avenue in Weirsdale.

There will be raffle drawings, an announcement of the boat parade winners, and a “Toys for Tots” donation drive at the restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Every attendee who brings an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more will receive a free drink or appetizer card for Eaton’s Sandbar and Grill.

For more information, visit the Lake Weir Yacht Club Facebook page.