Annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

The 27th Annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m., on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m., on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 7, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Cash prizes will be awarded! Entry fee to participate. Selected as a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” for December 2018 by the Southeast Tourism Society. Free admission.


Locals Recommend

“Plan to arrive early on the Beaufort waterfront to see this parade of lighted boats make their way down Taylor’s Creek.”

Event Details
  • Date & Time: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. in Beaufort
  • Location:Beaufort waterfront & docks
  • Distance from Hotel: 7 miles (8-minute drive)

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