Holiday Boat Parades in LA

These unique celebrations are big in LA and usually include fireworks. Good for families and also can be extremely romantic. Check out when and where to join the fun.

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Long Beach Parade of 1000 Lights
nDec. 4 | 7pm | Long Beach Downtown Marina
nEnjoy this incredible floating parade themed "Eat, Drink & Be Merry". Try to arrive super early with reservations to a shoreline restaurant to do just that.
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LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade
Dec. 4 | 6pm | Port of Los Angeles Main Channel

nHead to the waterfront for a boat parade with the theme "Peace on Earth." You get approximately 50 parade boats and festive pre-parade and post-parade events.
Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
Dec. 10, 11 & 17, 18 | 4pm-8pm

This parade's theme is "Jingle Bell Rock." Expect a ton of sparkling lights, entertainment and a heap of holiday cheer.
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2010 Holiday Boat Parade - A Rock'n Roll Christmas
nDec. 11 | 5:55pm | Marina del Rey
nThis parade is a classic Marina del Rey salute to the holidays. You will get fireworks and allot of inventive boat designs with several judging categories.
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King Harbor Boat Parade in Redondo Beach
Dec. 11 | 5:30pm | Main Channel of King Harbor - Long Beach

The theme this year is "A Polynesian Holiday." This will give boaters hundreds of options for decorating their boats.
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Naples Christmas Boat Parade
nDec. 11 | 6pm | Long Beach

Bundle up and hit the waterfront for the themed "Holidays on the Island" boat parade. Also enjoy groups of carolers, decorated homes in the area and festive geared nearby restaurants and businesses.
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Dec. 15 - 19 | 6:30pm - 9pm | Bay Island
Watch beautifully decorated boats sail along the harbor. Enjoy 5 consecutive parade nights, fireworks, food, live entertainment, dancing and auctions.
Huntington Beach Cruise of Lights | Dec. 17 - 23
nThis one is a bit reversed but a real treat to attend. Enjoy narrated boat tours through the waterways of Huntington Harbor to view hundreds of brightly decorated homes, docks, decks and boats.
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