So about 12 years ago 3 guys in the neighborhood (I was not one of them) decided to have a boat parade around our little hood. It has grown over the years and on average there are about 20 boats that participate all decorated out. The more hokey the better.
The creators dress up as Santas and ride their mopeds around and block traffic as we wind through our streets for 2 hours. They have a lead flatbed truck broadcasting xmas music and most of us throw candy to the people that step out of their houses to watch and cheer.
Over the last few years, people now have parties in their driveway and wait for us to come by. Nothing is greater than watching the kids staring in wonderment and the adults who have never seen the parade stand there with big grins like they are kids again.
We've participated for about 9 years and we find it funny that we are more excited to find decorations for the boat than house.
Merry Christmas everyone and remember spring is around the corner