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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Up For Best In U.S. Contest - Source Patch

Posted on Nov 09,2017
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style,

Image via R. Kennedy/Visit Alexandria

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By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - As residents count down the days until the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, they can help it win some national recognition. Every year, Alexandria's waterfront is illuminated with boats decked out with lights that cruise by on the Potomac River. Now it's nominated for Best Holiday Parade across the country by USA Today.

It will square off against fierce competitors like Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Other notable entries are from the local area—Reston Holiday Parade, Baltimore Mayor's Annual Christmas Parade and the Annapolis Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, which won the coveted title last year. In all, Alexandria's parade is going up against 19 competitors.

The popular holiday parade on the waterfront is set for Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m., and the USA Today contest runs through noon ET on Dec. 4. You can visit this page and vote once a day. The top 10 will be announced Dec. 8.

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