The San Diego Parade of Lights

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An Annual Tradition

The San Diego Parade of Lights began in 1971 and has been one of downtown’s most beloved traditions ever since. Each year a theme is decided and the participating boats compete in different categories, such as lighting and ‘Best in Theme’.

This year, the theme is ‘Tropical Island Christmas’ and promises to have a spectacular show of light and holiday spirit!

Skip the crowd and come join us on the water alongside the parade with a cozy blanket and cup of hot chocolate (or, hot toddy, anyone?) For this 5:00-7:30 tour, we can accommodate a small group (up to 6 people), so this tour promises to be an intimate and comfortable way to view the brilliant display.

Reserve the whole boat for the December 16 parade for only $600.