A flotilla of decorated boats will illuminate the Petaluma River Turning Basin in Historic Downtown to celebrate the holiday season tonight.
Individual boaters and the local yacht clubs join in the Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade every year. Boats aglow with colored lights and holiday decorations start from the Petaluma Marina at dusk (about 5:30 p.m.) to sail into the Historic Downtown Harbor against the darkening sky.
The flotilla remains on view all night long in the Turning Basin. Following the Lighted Boat Parade, visitors and local residents mingle in Historic Downtown, gathering to dine, drink hot chocolate, snack and enjoy the remainder of the evening entertaining themselves at the many nearby restaurants & clubs.
Here is a short video to kick off the celebration:
Also you can find Carollers in our downtown like the Pacific Empire Chorus – here is a teaser from last year.