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Lights on the river: Holiday Lighted Boat Parade spreads cheer in Tampa

Several dozen boats decked out in holiday lights dazzled those in attendance.

TAMPA, Fla. — The holiday spirit overtook the Hillsborough River this evening for the 2020 Downtown Tampa Holiday Lighted Boat Parade.

Hundreds of brightly lit and decorated boats and yachts cruised along to celebrate the holiday season. 

Public viewing areas were set up on Davis Islands and Harbour Island, plus Sparkman Wharf and along the Tampa Riverwalk. The boat parade route where residents soaked up the sights at a safe distance spanned more than 3.5 miles.

Those who attended were asked to wear a face-covering and if someone wasn't feeling well, they were asked to stay home.

Could not be there in person? You can catch the dazzling boat light displays as they floated along the Hillsborough River below. 

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