More than 80 boats and vessels will be illuminating San Diego Bay with festive twinkling lights on Sunday, December 13 and Sunday, December 20, when the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights returns for its 44th year. Embracing the theme “Christmas around the World,” the festively decorated boats will get underway at 5:30pm in the waters adjacent to Shelter Island and traverse the bay for about 2 hours, proceeding to Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero area, Seaport Village and south to the Ferry Landing on Coronado.
“The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is an enduring holiday tradition unique to San Diego that the entire region can enjoy,” said Dan Malcolm, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “The Port is honored to be the presenting sponsor once again and we are grateful to our tenants and the many boaters who make this free event possible.”
The Port of San Diego is the parade’s presenting sponsor and will provide a public viewing area on December 13 on Broadway Pier. There will be free bleacher seating, music and food available for purchase from food trucks. The pier will be open all day and the food trucks will begin serving at 5:30pm.
Broadway Pier will be open for public viewing again on December 20, however, there will be no bleacher seating, music or food trucks. Bring a beach chair, blanket and picnic and enjoy the pier’s perfect views of the bay. Other ideal viewing areas include Shelter Island Park, Harbor Island Park, Spanish Landing Park, Embarcadero Marina Parks North and South and Coronado Tidelands Park.
For more information on the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, visit sdparadeoflights.org.