The 61st Annual CHAOS Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point/Deerfield Beach Holiday Boat Parade will take place between the hours of 7 and 9:30 along the intracoastal waterway on Friday December the 15th, 2023. This year’s theme is “A Salute to our First Responders”. New for 2023 is a live broadcast via YouTube.
GRAND MARSHALS selected for 2023 are the POMPANO FIRE RESCUE TEAM, incoming FIRE CHIEF, outgoing FIRE CHIEF and the all new “ELY FIRE CADETS”, on the LEAD BOAT, the “PRINCESS JAMIE” by ADVANCED ALARM SYSTEMS!
More than 50 boats, glowing with colorful lights, holiday decorations, music and merriment, thrill thousands of spectators that line the Intracoastal Waterway, as they float past decorated homes, hotels, restaurants and parks. The air will be filled with the spirit of the holidays as the community comes together in this wonderful annual event to kick-off and celebrate the winter season! And let’s not forget “Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus” will be making an appearance too!
The Judges Viewing Stand will be located, dockside, at the “SANDS HARBOR RESORT & MARINA” in Pompano Beach. The Parade begins at Lake Santa Barbara and proceeds north thru the Hillsboro Bridge and around Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach. The bridges on Atlantic Blvd, 14th St. Causeway & Hillsboro Blvd will be in the upright position from 6:15 until the parade passes by, so please plan accordingly.
The Parade begins at Lake Santa Barbara and travels North, thru the Hillsboro Bridge to Sullivan Park. And as a reminder to everyone, the bridges along the parade route will be in the “upright” position beginning approximately 6:15 P.M. until Boat Parade to passes by. This is decided by the DOT, traffic is usually extra heavy in those areas so please plan accordingly and drive safely.
Prizes and cash will be awarded for 1, 2nd , 3rd, & 4th Place boats by size for the best décor, excitement, music, theme decor and lighting, in line with the theme for this year or their Holiday Spirit theme at the Annual Awards Party.
Prizes to be awarded for are: 1st $500 Cash, 2nd $300 Cash, 3rd $200 Cash & 4th Trophy for BEST OVERALL, and prizes for the best décor, excitement, music, theme decor and lighting, in line with the theme for this year or their Holiday Spirit theme, given out at the Annual Awards Party in January!
The Parade will be FILMED LIVE BY BRANDSTAR and live streamed on YOU TUBE, for all to enjoy. They may go to the Chamber Website: www.pompanobeachchamber.com for the LINK TO YOU TUBE! All those participating may vote on their favorite boat on Social Media for a special Award!
To enter your boat for FREE, brand your company and find out more about Sponsorship Packages, contact: Connie Davis,Director of Programs at [email protected] or call: 954.383.2285
Official Event Website: https://chambermaster.pompanobeachchamber.com/events/details/2023-annual-chaos-fishing-pompano-beach-lighthouse-point-deerfield-beach-holiday-boat-parade-684222?calendarMonth=2023-12-01
Official Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/pompanobeachchamber/
The official Parade Headquarters is the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina who will be offering a limited amount of Boat Parade seating and Dinner Packages. For more information, call (954) 942-9100.
Please take note that the bridges on Atlantic Blvd, 14th St. Causeway and Hillsboro Blvd will be in the open “upright” position beginning approximately 6:15 P.M. until Boat Parade to passes by. Traffic is usually extra heavy in those areas so please plan accordingly and drive safely.
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