Watch more than 80 boats lavishly decorated in the 41st Annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay. Whether you are a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!
Thanks to the USS Midway for helping choose this year's theme: USS Santa Claus
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays. The Parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and Ferry Landing in Coronado.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Approximate Times at Locations Around the Bay
The parade takes approximately one hour to one and a half hours to pass any given point along the parade route. The approximate arrival time of the parade at various locations are:
Shelter Island (start of parade) - 5:30 PM
Harbor Island - 6:00 PM
The Embarcadero - 6:30 PM
Seaport Village - 7:00 PM
Ferry Landing on Coronado - 7:30 PM
For those who can watch the parade from the water, a good area for viewing is where the Parade turns west for Coronado, near the 10th Street Terminal.
For those viewing from land, the north and south ends of the Embarcadero, as well as the pathway along Coronado, are areas that tend to be less crowed. Other excellent viewing points are the park behind Seaport Village, Harbor Island and Shelter Island. If you plan on viewing the parade from Harbor Island, get there early and be aware that parking is at a premium.