Santa Arrives by Tugboat & Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

November 27

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Mystic’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in historic downtown Mystic. Thousands gather at the Mystic River Park at 2 p.m. to watch Santa arrive by a tug boat, to open his ears to the wishes of children waiting anxiously in line to see him. He even brings his head elf to distribute candy canes!

After a brief break, festivities in the Park resume with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Spectators then flood both sides of the Mystic River to see the decorated ships pass by.


Mystic River Park
Cottrell St.
Mystic, CT 06355
United States



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