‘Light Up the Lake’ boat parade happening in Lenoir City


LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) – What better way to kick off the holiday season than with the charitable Light Up the Lake boat parade?

Event organizer Julie Carter and Wind River Marina spokesman Joe Ayers stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side studios to share more.

The free community event also benefits Toys For Tots. Adults are asked to bring one new unwrapped toy or make a cash donation. (No stuffed animals, please.)

Light Up the Lake is happening from 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Fort Loudon Lake in the WindRiver Marina, 500 Marina Way, Lenoir City, TN 37772. The boat parade begins at the WindRiver Marina and travels to the Fort Loudon Marina and back.

Other activities include a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, emergency vehicles and K-9 unit on display, music from local band “Freequency,” and free hotdogs, chips, and hot chocolate.

Boats may still enter the parade. There is a $20 registration fee. Forms are available at the Welcome Center at WindRiver.

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