Christmas in July Boat Parade Returns to Wildwood Crest July 23

When: Saturday, July 23 from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Sunset Lake from Farragut to Miami avenues 

 This year’s Christmas in July events will include a holiday-themed boat parade hosted by the Wildwood Gables Yacht Club.  

The Wildwood Crest Christmas in July Festival and Boat Parade will include live Christmas-themed and pop and rock music with Jamison Celtic Rock, a holiday-themed candy lane, magic shows, face painting, food and more. The event will also include a visit from Santa Claus, who will be on hand for free family photographs overlooking the bay. The Sunset Lake area will also be decorated for the holiday season. 

Also, on hand for the event will be Bob Kelly, the Philadelphia area’s favorite television traffic reporter. Kelly will assist with the festivities and raise awareness for Kelly’s Kidz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the community to fund the resources needed to provide children in pediatric hospital settings items for play. Attendees to the festival are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy for donation to be given to children in local pediatric hospitals. 

Homeowners in the Sunset Lake area are encouraged to decorate their homes in the Christmas spirit. 

The boat parade will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m., with decorated boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards traveling through Sunset Lake for all to see. Those interested in registering a boat or kayak for the parade should email Maria at Registration for both the boat parade is free.  

Prizes will be awarded to all participants in the boat parade, with grand prizes to the best-decorated boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.