The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community.

Join us this December for our annual Parade on San Diego Bay, with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated according to a new theme each year. Whether a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!

2012 Theme – “Our 41st Anniversary, USS Santa Claus”

Thank you to the USS Midway for helping choose our theme this year!

Parade Times

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

5:30 PM until 9:00 PM

San Diego Bay

Enter Your Boat in the Parade!

Decorate your boat and join in the parade! Each participant will qualify for a chance to win a Grand Prize package worth over $4,000, plus many other fantastic prizes!

This year’s grand prize is a cruise on Star Clippers!

Boats are judged on originality and the creative use of decorations depicting the parade theme. Boats are judged in four categories with scores ranging from 1 to 5 for each category.

Visit the Parade of Lights Website.