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Nothing says Christmas time in Florida like a lighted boat parade. Sure Tampa’s might get the most attention, but if you’re in Pinellas, mark December 12 on the calendar. $1,800 in cash prizes will be up for grabs at the Pass-A-Grille Vina Del Mar 2020 Boat Parade. There are prizes for most creative, best sailboat, and best motorboat.

If you want to take part, there’s a Captain’s Meeting December 9th at 6:30 at Shadracks. Registration is $50 and due December 7. Your boat will need a working VHF radio and safety equipment for all passengers. Get more info at

Want to watch? Find a good spot along the route! Boats will start at Merry Pier and head up along Vina Del Mar Boulevard and turn in toward the Don Cesar before making a loop back to Merry Pier.

Marc Charles has worked in Radio since 2005. Marc has been active in media in Detroit, Ohio, Canada, and Florida. When he's not blogging for Money Talk Radio, he covers UFC. Follow Marc on social media @TheLegalManMarc & @TheOctagram.