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Christmastime is coming to the beach

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their annual Santa’s Wonderland and Winter Fest Saturday, December first with the parade beginning at noon.
Santa will ride into town in the parade featuring local organizations on golf carts and floats before Town Hill opens with activities from crafts to cookies and everything in between.
Photographs with Santa will take place in Santa’s Beach House on Town Hill with Hooker Photography.
On top of that there will be music, raffles, a bonfire, and vendors as the Chamber welcomes the Christmas season to town.
After the festivities on the hill end, the Colonial Yacht Club’s Lighted Boat Parade will take place on the Potomac River with the best views from the pier in town. Boats cruise from the Yacht Center up the river and back again.
Immediately following the boat parade will be Dockside’s Second Annual Lighted Jeep Parade. Starting at Dockside the jeeps will ride up Monroe Bay Avenue and back down the river side. Activities there start at 1 p.m. and go well into the evening.
Starting at 11 a.m. on the First at the Colonial Beach Foundation building the first “Crafts for a Cause” event will be taking place. With crafters, music, food, and other events going on throughout the day. Colonial Beach Outfitters is sponsoring the event as a fundraiser for their upcoming Messy Mondays events that will happen in 2019. For more information see the Colonial Beach Outfitters Facebook page.
While on this is ongoing, Sher Lee’s merry band of elves are continuing to collect presents, clothing, and food gift cards for families in town. A local only effort helps to provide Christmas for area children. Lee can be contacted through her Facebook page for more information. Many families come to Lee for help for Christmas every year. You can sponsor a child, a family, or donate whatever you can.
The deadline for the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad’s light tree to honor or remember loved ones is coming up on December 7. Contact Pat Fitzgerald at 804-761-5115 or send payments, and information to CBVRS, 225 Dennison St. Colonial Beach, VA 22443. BB&T sponsors a Bells and Bones trees to remember pets as a fundraiser for the Colonial Beach Humane Society as well. Contact BB&T or Pat Fitzgerald for that tree as well.

The boat parade puts a new meaning to term “parade float.”