California Christmas Boat Parades


SAN PEDRO Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 6-8 p.m.

Pre-parade events begin at 4 p.m. at Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington.

100 E. Water
Wilmington, CA
(310) 549-8111 |

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The annual boat parade has celebrated 50 years of festive light displays, delight Los Angeles and its visitors. Head to the waterfront for the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade in the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel.

Officials and community leaders are judges or passengers on approximately 50 parade boats that include vessels of all shapes and sizes. Powerboats, sailboats, tall ships and harbor working craft are all taking part in the parade sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles

Parade route
6-6:30 p.m. START at E. Basin proceeding up Cerritos Channel, past Wilmington Marinas
6:15-7 p.m. Banning's Landing (Judges Station, TV Broadcast) proceeding down Main Channel towards Vincent Thomas Bridge
6:45-7:30 p.m. Cruise Ship Plaza, Battleship Iowa (Judges Station), LA Maritime Museum, Port Police Dock proceeding towards Ports O' Call
7-8 p.m. Ports O' Call Viewing Areas
7:45-8:15 p.m. Warehouse 1, SS Lane Victory
8-8:30 p.m. Cabrillo Marinas (Judges Station, filming), 22nd Landing, END

Usual Parade route  view spots
Starts at East Basin near Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route up the Port's Main Channel. Several viewing points along the Main Channel, include the Banning's Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington; the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro; Ports O' Call Village, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro; the Cruise Ship Promenade at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street in San Pedro; 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro; and Cabrillo Marina, 200 Whaler's Walk, San Pedro.

Boat parade categories: Theme, Traditional, Humorous, Holiday Spirit, Best Animation, Commercial, Most Patriotic, Most Original, Children's Choice, Judge's Choice, and Grand Marshal's Award. Yacht Clubs will be vying for the coveted Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the club with the most entries.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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