Join the 47th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights! Visit this time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores. Whether you’re a participant or spectator, this festive and delightful Parade of Lights is a true experience for all!

Presented by the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will bring more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. There is no cost to view the parade.

Parade Dates and Times

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays:
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019

For those viewing the parade from the water, the best vantage point for viewing is where the parade turns west to Coronado, near the 10th Street Terminal. For those on land, try the north and south ends of the Embarcadero, as well as the pathway along Coronado, as these areas tend to be less crowded. Other excellent viewing points are the park behind Seaport Village, Harbor Island, Shelter Island and the pier at Cesar Chavez Park. If you plan on viewing the parade from Harbor Island, get there early as available parking spaces fill up quickly.

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