The 49th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
2020 Theme: The Twelve Days of Christmas
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 49th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 13 and 20, 2020. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme.
Due to Covid 19, several changes have had to be made. Due to county and state health regulations, there will be no Awards Dinner this year. We are sorry, but it is completely out of our control due to current health regulations.
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. There is no cost to view the parade.
This year, for the 5th time, the parade will proceed to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making the turn to Coronado, giving spectators another area to view the parade.
When: December 13 & 20, 2020
The procession will start at 5:30 p.m. and will follow the predetermined parade route.
Whether a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!