The 13th annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights glided past Alexandria’s waterfront on Saturday night featuring more than 40 illuminated boats on the Potomac River.
The parade’s Best in Show award went to Summer C’s, a catamaran featuring light-show animation of a Christmas tree set to festive music. Wii Fish, decked out to resemble Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with tall antlers and red nose in lights, snagged Best Powerboat.
The complete list of 2012 winners:
- Best in Show – Summer C’s
- Best Sailboat – Forward my Calls
- Best Powerboat – Wii Fish
- Most Animated – Iron Manta
- Most Holiday Cheer – Rajin Cajun
- Thinking Outside the Christmas Box – Firefly
- Hardiest Souls – Endless Summer
- Best Theme – Unusual Attitude
- Most Spirited Crew – Wish You Were Here
- Best Spirit of America – Luv'n Life
- Best Try – John Glenn
- Three Honorable Mentions – The Colonel’s Lady, Jobsite, Hi C’s
Jody Manor of Bittersweet Cafe and Catering, Ann Dorman of Meetings and Events of Distinction, Barbara Brecher of Brecher Design Group and Dee Beresford from the Old Dominion Boat Club Board of Governors served as judges.
The parade was emceed by WTOP’s Bob Madigan.