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Mac McArthur and Shereen Horton were excited for the boat parade to start.

PHOTOS: Winter Park Christmas Boat Parade 2018

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Mac McArthur and Shereen Horton were excited for the boat parade to start.

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Seth Moed and Karina Jimenez had a great time watching the boats go by.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Seth Moed and Karina Jimenez had a great time watching the boats go by.

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Local residents along Lake Virginia and Lake Osceola were greeted with a floating display of lights on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Local residents along Lake Virginia and Lake Osceola were greeted with a floating display of lights on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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Spectators were dazzled by the lights at the 11th annual Winter Park Boat Parade.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Spectators were dazzled by the lights at the 11th annual Winter Park Boat Parade.

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A boat sporting the theme of “Unicorn with Lighted Crew” took a unique approach to the parade.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

A boat sporting the theme of “Unicorn with Lighted Crew” took a unique approach to the parade.

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Saul, 6; Karen; Philippe, 9; and Sila Salloum made sure to get a good spot to see the boats on Lake Virginia.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Saul, 6; Karen; Philippe, 9; and Sila Salloum made sure to get a good spot to see the boats on Lake Virginia.

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Members of the Winter Park Rotary Club made the event possible.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Members of the Winter Park Rotary Club made the event possible.

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A boat with the theme “A Charlie Brown Christmas” received plenty of cheers from the crowd.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

A boat with the theme “A Charlie Brown Christmas” received plenty of cheers from the crowd.

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Winter Parkers got creative in the annual boat parade.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Winter Parkers got creative in the annual boat parade.

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The theme of “Christmas in Paradise” gave one boat a great tropical look.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

The theme of “Christmas in Paradise” gave one boat a great tropical look.

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Jackie Fanara, Debbie Komanski, Mayor Steve Leary, Lisa Everett and Ron Janssen served as the judges of the boat parade.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Jackie Fanara, Debbie Komanski, Mayor Steve Leary, Lisa Everett and Ron Janssen served as the judges of the boat parade.

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Some boats went as far as to have glowing inflatables come aboard for the parade.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Some boats went as far as to have glowing inflatables come aboard for the parade.

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The waters of Lake Virginia and Lake Osceola were aglow with the reflections of Christmas lights.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

The waters of Lake Virginia and Lake Osceola were aglow with the reflections of Christmas lights.

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The Orangewood Christian School advanced band played through a setlist of classic rock songs at the event.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

The Orangewood Christian School advanced band played through a setlist of classic rock songs at the event.

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Rafael Delgado; Marcela Delgado, 5; Silynar Rojas; and Jimena Delgado, 1, patiently waited for the boat parade to arrive.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

Rafael Delgado; Marcela Delgado, 5; Silynar Rojas; and Jimena Delgado, 1, patiently waited for the boat parade to arrive.

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One of the last boats in the parade had a stunning peacock-shaped display of lights.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

One of the last boats in the parade had a stunning peacock-shaped display of lights.

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A boat with the theme “Holiday Lights ‘Dancing Light Man’” won the President’s Award for best use of lights.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 |

A boat with the theme “Holiday Lights ‘Dancing Light Man’” won the President’s Award for best use of lights.

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