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The 50th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

2021 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 50th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during 2 evenings on  December 12 and December 19, 2021. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme.

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 12 and December 19, 2021

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!

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Growing up in San Diego, the parade has always been one our family’s traditions over the holidays. Only once had we been guests on a boat in the parade and it was great fun! When we became boat owners, we couldn’t wait to enter.”

~ Jeanne & Devin Scott, 2012 ‘Best of Parade’ Winners

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