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The dinghy parade’s backdrop included the Ringling Bridge and the skyline of Sarasota at sunset.

Boat Parade lights up the waters of Sarasota

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

The dinghy parade’s backdrop included the Ringling Bridge and the skyline of Sarasota at sunset.

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Jaelyn and Will pose together at Bayfront Park prior to the start of the Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

Jaelyn and Will pose together at Bayfront Park prior to the start of the Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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Marty and Jody Kyle sit in their chairs as they wait for the boat parade to begin.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

Marty and Jody Kyle sit in their chairs as they wait for the boat parade to begin.

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Bogey Rowe, 7, and Chino Childs, 11, came to the boat parade dressed in holiday gear.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

Bogey Rowe, 7, and Chino Childs, 11, came to the boat parade dressed in holiday gear.

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Nicole, Anne and Todd Weidler enjoy some festive family bonding as they wait for the boat parade to begin.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

Nicole, Anne and Todd Weidler enjoy some festive family bonding as they wait for the boat parade to begin.

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People arrived early to get the best seat possible to watch the holiday boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Bayfront Park.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

People arrived early to get the best seat possible to watch the holiday boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Bayfront Park.

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Children watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on a large screen before the boat parade arrives at Bayfront Parade.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

Children watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on a large screen before the boat parade arrives at Bayfront Parade.

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John Ready wears his homemade light up hat to the boat parade.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

John Ready wears his homemade light up hat to the boat parade.

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Addison Hartley rides around Bayfront Park while wearing a Santa hat and holiday gloves prior to the boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

Addison Hartley rides around Bayfront Park while wearing a Santa hat and holiday gloves prior to the boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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The dinghy parade makes its way around Bayfront Park.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

The dinghy parade makes its way around Bayfront Park.

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One man ran out of room for his lights so he decorated himself for the dinghy parade.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

One man ran out of room for his lights so he decorated himself for the dinghy parade.

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A holiday scene floats across the water on a dinghy that was in the dinghy parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

A holiday scene floats across the water on a dinghy that was in the dinghy parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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A rowboat makes its way around Bayfront Park during the dinghy parade prior to the holiday boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

A rowboat makes its way around Bayfront Park during the dinghy parade prior to the holiday boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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One dinghy was turned into a sleigh and included an inflatable Santa and a mysterious shark fin following close behind.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

One dinghy was turned into a sleigh and included an inflatable Santa and a mysterious shark fin following close behind.

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Anty Tomasi, Dot Schaeffer and Darcy Tomasi dressed for the holiday season for the boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Bayfront Park.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 |

Anty Tomasi, Dot Schaeffer and Darcy Tomasi dressed for the holiday season for the boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Bayfront Park.

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