The San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade has proven to be a fantastic event that draws hundreds Central Park and various other viewing stations along the beach in downtown San Pedro. The Seventh Annual Boat Parade that kick starts the holiday season celebrations on Ambergris Caye took place on Saturday, December 8, 2012, as saw newcomer El Secreto Resort taking the top boat prize this year.
El Secreto Resort celebrates Top Boat Trophy and Prize
It was an even more festive celebration this year as more boats entered the friendly and cheerful competition of light parade over the sea as compared to last year’s. Around 7p.m. the participating boats lined up in front of Wayo’s dock and started to spread the Christmas cheer all the way to Caribbean Villas. After the parade of lights all the boats and participants headed to Central Park where hundreds gathered to join in the fun and celebrate with Santa.
Saga Humane Society was on hand with Santa Claus to take pictures as they raised funds for the non-profit organization. Plus there were lots of food booths and live music to keep the crowd in celebration. Special drumming presentation was given by the Isla Bonita Marching Band who was awarded $100 by the Boat Parade Committee for their fundraising efforts to compete at Band Fest 2013.
And the Winners Are:
1st Place – El Secreto $1,500
2nd Place – Hol Chan Marine Reserve (Minister's Favorite Trophy) $750
3rd Place – San Pedro AIDS Commission $500
Best School – Isla Bonita Elementary
4th Place – Blue Tang Inn
5th Place – Holy Cross Anglican School
6th Place – Island Acedemy
7th Place – Marley Jean
8th Place – Ecologic Divers
9th Place – Miss America
Congratulations to all the winners and to the committee for pulling off another successful boat parade.
El Secreto Resort staff and friends having fun during the San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade
Santa Claus and his beautiful helpers take photos for Saga Humane Society