Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum To Host Boat Parade Watch Party Aboard USS Yorktown

“Lights on the Harbor: A Boat Parade Watch Party” will take place Dec. 14 from 6-9p.m.

Tickets on sale now.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – On Saturday, Dec. 14, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and Live 5 News WCSC will host “Lights on the Harbor: A Boat Parade Watch Party” aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are available to purchase now on Patriot Point’s website The event will be held rain or shine.

Patriots Point visitors will enjoy holiday music and the best views of the Charleston Boat Parade from high above the harbor on the historic aircraft carrier Yorktown. Special Ops Events’ Top Shelf Catering will operate a cash bar. All of the favorite holiday snacks and sweets will be available for purchase.

Children will have a chance to meet and pose for photos with Santa Clause and Patriots Point’s mascot Scrappy. Access to the Yorktown flight deck will open at 6 p.m. The first boat of the parade is expected to pass by the ship at 6:20 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to dress warmly and bring their own seating. Coolers, food items and wagons will not be permitted on the ship. Due to the uniqueness of the event, all ticket sales are final.

“Lights on the Harbor: A Boat Parade Watch Party” is presented by the USS Yorktown Foundation and Zinnia, Mount Pleasant’s most unique gift shop.


Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, S.C., is home to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. Patriots Point is also headquarters to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the agency’s official Medal of Honor Museum. Visit for more details, or find us at @patriots_point on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook at

The USS Yorktown Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to provide scholarships for educational programs at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, as well as supporting new exhibits, symposiums and special programs. The Foundation’s mission is “to cultivate a unique learning environment that connects generations by celebrating America’s history and its heroes, inspiring freedom, patriotism, leadership and service.” For more information, please visit or call 843.881.5925.