With 1,000 miles of Pacific Ocean and much more inland lake, delta and river frontage, California is the capital of Christmas boat parade celebrating.
The holiday tradition of lighting up your vessel with decorations and lights doesn't span just the decades, but is a 100 year tradition. Newport Beach is credited with having one of the oldest Christmas Boat Parades that launched in the early 1900s.
Parade of Lights
The Lighted Boat Parade heads toward Bays of Discovery
Long Beach Parade of 1,000 Lights shorelineyachtclub.com
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade christmasboatparade.com
Cartoon Christmas! lightedyachtparade.com
Oceanside Parade of Lights Boat Parade Parade of Lights & Holiday Craft Fair hosted by OYC - harbor boat parade of holiday lights. Contests held for best decorated power, sail and small craft oceansideyc.net
Redondo Beach King Harbor
Christmas Boat Parade is sponsored by King Harbor Yacht Club. khyc.org
Ventura Parade of Lights Boat Parade
Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade Always the first Saturday in December 4:30 p.m. Not confirmed in 2015
Join all the fun at the Venice Canals as this creative mirror-image of Italy expresses its holiday spirit with a brilliantly lit display of small boats, canoes, kayaks and costumes From Admiralty Way, turn right on Via Marina, then left onto Washington Boulevard. Go 1/4 mile, turn right onto Dell Ave. Park, then walk toward the beautiful holiday lights!
Whatever your passion, you won't want to miss this special time of year in California, when the boats are extra lively & bright!
Events and details are subject to change. Please confirm before going.