ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Dec. 14, 2019) -- New Orleans has its Mardi Gras; Philadelphia, its Mummer's Parade; New York, its Macy's celebration of giant balloons. Here in this Chesapeake Bay city famed as the country's sailing capital, they have the Annual Christmas Boat Lights Parade. Actually, that's not its real name: The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. And this year's parade was as popular as the last 36 have been. As darkness descended across the water, a cannon went off and captains in three dozen boats switched on the wildly festive lights that festooned their vessels. Among the first to show at the bridge that serves as the parade's entrance point (above), were five sailboats rigged with mast-high Christmas trees of lights. They resembled a small stand of holiday evergreens moving in line across the water.