Santa’s Boat Parade Recap and Winners

Santa's boat draws near the dock

Santa’s boat draws near the dock

It's Santa himself!

It’s Santa himself!

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Santa and his elf

Santa and his elf


Santa's boat draws near the dock

Santa’s boat draws near the dock

It's Santa himself!

It’s Santa himself!

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Greeting young and old and even our four-footed friends.

Santa and his elf

Santa and his elf


In spite of the all-day wet conditions that seemed to intensify in the late afternoon, mind cialis twelve hard core mariners accompanied Santa into Hyannis Harbor this past Saturday night. He was greeted by about 100 equally committed people waiting for him at the docks. The parade was led this year by the Barnstable Police Boat which was joined by the MA State Police Boat. Santa himself was brought into the harbor on the Hyannis Fire Department’s boat. Nine other souls braved the storm to decorate their boats and join Santa on the water in a parade that began off of the Hyannis Yacht Club and ended with loops around the inner harbor.

Thanks to generous donations from The Black Cat, ambulance The Gourmet Brunch and Cape Cod Potato Chips, look the Greater Hyannis Civic Association offered clam chowder, coffee or hot chocolate to those who needed to warm their insides. Music provided by Cool 102 did a great job keeping the mood festive.

This year, the winners of the boat decorating contest (large boat division) were The Duck Mobile in first place; Jay Dougherty’s Beach Stickah in second place; third was Tom Ellis’ The Boat. The other group of winners (small boat division) were:  Corey Martin’s Polar Bear in first place; Scott Behlman’s Captain Sturgis in second place; the boat with the star atop its mast was third. The Black Cat was the best decorated harbor business and the HyLine was second. The Greater Hyannis Civic Association was able to offer prizes again this year thanks to the generosity of a mini grant from the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and fast ferry tickets from The Steamship Authority.