Location: 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707
Date: December 9, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
GULFPORT, FL: The 9th Annual Holiday Hoopla is a celebration of arts, crafts, foods, holiday music and roving holiday characters set in a waterfront atmosphere. From 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on December 9th, visitors will be enchanted by a variety of festive and fun holiday-themed music, holiday carolers, dance performances, and roving street performers. The festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else, and all of your holiday shopping can be done in one place! Vendor space is still available at www.SIKpromotions.com
Come early and shop the decorated streets filled with talented exhibitors and unique shops & galleries and stay late to view Boca Ciega Yacht Club’s 32nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade.
BCYC members spend many hours planning and then decorating their boats in preparation of sharing the holiday spirit. As an all-volunteer club, BCYC feels strongly about giving back to surrounding communities. Parade participants need only a simple fee to enter – two (or more!) unwrapped toys for Operation Santa. Operation Santa, coordinated by the Gulfport police department, collects toys for the children of Gulfport whose holidays would be sadder without the generosity of the community. Both sail and power boats are welcome to join in the fun. Non-members are invited to participate as well. The more the merrier. Registration is available online at www.sailbcyc.org/ChristmasBoatParade and at the club, 4600 Tifton Drive South, Gulfport.
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! There’s never a fee for parking or admission and we even offer you transportation to/from offsite parking areas. As a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from the event hosted by the non-profit Gulfport Merchant’s Association will benefit Operation Santa and Gulfport families in need. Event location and parade viewing is 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. For general information, visit us on Facebook.com/HolidayHooplaGulfport or call 727-322-5217.