Each Christmas season, between 30 and 40 thousand people will visit the Port de Grave Boat Lights. The tradition, which is now in its 21st year, started with a lone fisherman lighting up his boat during Christmas, and grew steadily over the years.
The 2019 official lighting is scheduled for December 6th.
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There’s plenty of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, with many coming from out of town to see the sights of boats decorated with Christmas lights in the Port de Grave Harbour. Each year the boats are lit from early December until old Christmas day, January 6th.
In 2018 we saw nearly 60 boats participating! There’s an opening ceremony with a stage and music as well which always draws a crowd.
Winter may not be the most pleasant season in Newfoundland if you’re not a fan of cold weather and snow, but there’s lots to do outside such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more!
You can see more info, including dates, on the Port de Grave Annual Boat Lighting Facebook Page and be sure to pay it a visit if you’re visiting in Newfoundland during the winter season.
Cover Photo Credit: Facebook/Joyce Morgan