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The 45th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights!
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Join us this December for our annual Parade on San Diego Bay, with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated according to a new theme each year. The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays each year in December. The Parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and Ferry Landing in Coronado.
The 45th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights announced winners of the best decorated boats at the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights’ Awards Dinner held at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse in January 2017. The “Best of Parade” award winner in 2015 was Scotts Landing, who walked away with the “Star of India” Perpetual Cup. See the list here!
When: December 11 & 18, 2016
The procession will start at 5:00 p.m. and will follow the predetermined parade route.
2016 Theme: San Diego Zoo Celebrates 100 Years
Whether a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!
Win Incredible Prizes for Participating
Cruises, 5 Star Hotel Stays and much more
This year’s grand prize is:
A luxury cruise package for two with Star Clippers, whose fleet includes three of the largest full-rigged sailing ships in the world – each with all of the amenities of a private mega-yacht.
The “Best in Theme” award is paired with below prize:
A five-night getaway package to the five-star Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort in Cancun through Barcelo Hotels & Resorts – a 200 room resort that features six swimming pools, a full-service day spa and fitness center, private villa concierge service and an array of water sports including diving, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.
Everyone who participates in both nights of the parade and passes both sets of judges will be eligible to win the above prizes.
There are dozens of other prizes donated from our sponsors that participants can win. Don’t miss the parade fun and a chance to win a great prize!
Awards Presentation Dinner
The Awards Presentation dinner will be at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse on Harbor Island. Your parade registration includes two complimentary tickets that will be held at the door in your name. Additional Awards Banquet admission tickets can be purchased on the website. These tickets will also be held at the door in your boat name / name.