Winter Fun: Annual Port de Grave Boat Lights 2020

Normally each Christmas season, between 30 and 40 thousand people visit the Port de Grave Boat Lights. The tradition, which is now in its 22nd year, started with a lone fisherman lighting up his boat during Christmas, and grew steadily over the years.

While usually celebrated with an opening ceremony, due to the COVID-19 mayhem, 2020’s ceremony will take place virtually. It’s scheduled for 6:30pm on Friday, December 11th.

The Port de Grave Harbour will indeed be lit up as usual, from December 11th until January 6th. You can still head out to take a look, organizers just ask that you’re cautious and aware of the COVID-19 guidelines. Stay in your bubble and avoid talking moistly.

You can see full details on the Port de Grave Annual Boat Lighting Facebook Page.

On December 20th, the group posted that they haven’t seen this much traffic to the area in 22 years. COVID lockdowns must have people really wanting to get out! They have asked visitors to take care noting the parking restrictions, which you can read more about in this post.


Cover Photo Credit: Facebook/Joyce Morgan