The Holiday Lights Paddle Parade, hosted by Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe returns Friday, December 9, 2022.
Every winter, Central Oregon's most dedicated and festive paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in bright lights and other holiday garb for a paddle around the Deschutes Rivier in the Old Mill District.
Participants should meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe between 2:00pm and 3:30pm to decorate their watercrafts. Tumalo Creek recommends small battery-operated lights, inflatable characters, and of course, costumes! Potential paddlers, please be sure to secure all your decorations to prevent losing anything in the river. It's best to avoid tinsel, and other small decorations as they can be very hard to secure and easily become micro trash in our beautiful Deschutes River.
The parade will launch around 4:00pm (dusk) from the dock behind Tumalo Creek's shop, with a paddle upstream toward the Old Mill District Flag Bridge.
Boats will be making their way through the Old Mill District between 4:15pm and 5:30pm.