Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
- December 12, 2021
- Seaport Village
Join us for the 50th anniversary of the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, a holiday boat parade that will dazzle and entertain Bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 12 and 19 at 5 p.m. Participants in San Diego’s long-standing tradition will decorate their boat to fit this year’s theme, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region.
Beginning at 5 p.m. each night, the parade starts at Shelter Island and proceeds to Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the Pier at Cesar Chavez Park, and ends at the Ferry Landing in Coronado. The parade takes about an hour to pass any given point and there are many comfortable waterfront viewpoints along the route.