Lighted Boat Parade Set for December 6 on Lake Sammamish

The second annual Lighted Holiday Boat Parade will be held at 5 p.m. December 6 on Lake Sammamish. Best viewing will be from the beach at Lake Sammamish State Park. Christine Kipp Lake Sammamish

Last year more than 150 people turned out in spite of record below-freezing temperatures to see the lighted boats, sing carols and enjoy the bonfire and hot chocolate, compliments of Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park. This year the park again will have holiday lights and candle-lit walkways, bigger bonfires, more hot chocolate and more caroling.

Organizers hope that warmer weather will also bring more boats to join the Christmas parade fleet.

If Saturday is very rainy, the Holiday Boat Parade will be rescheduled to the same time, Sunday, Dec. 7.

Parade boats will start at the state park boat launch at 4 p.m. After visiting the beach crowd and bonfire, boats will proceed clockwise around the lake up the west side to Weowna Point and finish at the boat launch no later than 9 p.m.

Those who have a boat and would like to join the parade can contact Jim Mackey at

The boat parade is sponsored by Lake Sammamish Yacht Club.

This article originally appeared on the Issaquah Reporter.