The Cortez Yacht Club’s Holiday Boat Parade is taking off Saturday, Dec. 17 from Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub and floating its way to the Seafood Shack. There will be a pre-parade party at sunset at Mar Vista and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. Then spectators will line the Bradenton Beach pier, the shoreline and bridges to see the boats decked out in their holiday finest. There will be a cash prize for the best decorated boat. Call 780-3547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.