This annual event is for children of ALL AGES! Come celebrate the season on Lake Norman and take in the amazing light show! Nothing says Christmas on the Lake more than a fleet of decorated vessels full of toys and neighbors looking to give back! All proceed from the event go to Little Smiles, a local organization that supports children with cancer and other life-impacting diseases. There are three key spots to watch the event each year with the big finale at the Duke Energy Explorium! It is always free to participate, on land or by sea, but all we ask is that each member of your family brings an unwrapped toy. Bring a blanket and some hot chocolate and let the parade begin!