California Boat Parades

Oxnard Channel Island Harbor Parade of Lights 

December 11, 2021, 7 p.m.

10 a.m. Holiday arts and crafts vendors to browse from and buy

12 p.m. Families can play in 36 tons of snow falling at the north end of Harbor View Park, off Harbor Blvd. near Marine Emporium Landing, 3600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard.

12-4 p.m. Santa takes pictures with families free of charge.

6 p.m. Join Santa and and holiday carolers at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, and witness the 2nd Annual Lighting the Mast at the Maritime Museum.

7 p.m. Parade begins. in front of Peninsula Park and heads to the Main Channel, turns at Hobie Beach, loops in front of the launch ramp then heads back to Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club and repeats the route for a second run. The parade can be viewed from parks and walkways that line the route as well as from most Harbor restaurants. Boat charters are available for those who want to watch the parade from the water.

OXNARD CHRISTMAS -- Parade of Lights Celebration at Channel Islands Harbor with waterside entertainment, arts and crafts boutique. Children's inflatable fun zone with snow play area. Activities start during the day and extend into the night. Pull up a bench or make reservations at one of the restaurants to view the boat parade at 7 p.m., visible from all points along the Harbor's edge and at surrounding restaurants. 

Thousands of sparkling lights dance on the water for the magical moment when Santa flies across the sky marking the beginning of the parade.

A boat competition offers great awards, the most coveted award being the perpetual Sweepstakes Trophy. All registered boats will be positioned between the Lead Boat and the End Boat.

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

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