People Photos copyright 2014 Gigi Ebert. Boat Photos copyright 2014 Marv Sloben      www.MarvPhoto.com

The 44th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights!


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. The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays each year in  December. The Parade  proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport  Village, and Ferry Landing in Coronado.

When: Sunday, December 14, 2014 and Sunday, December 21, 2014

The procession will start at 5:30 p.m. and will follow the predetermined parade  route.

2014 Theme:  Children’s Stories!

Whether a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all! The theme for 2014 will be “Children’s Stories”.

Grand Prize from Star Clippers

Star_Clippers300The Grand Prize is a luxury cruise package for 2 aboard one of the incredible sailing ships of Star Clippers.  Grand prize will be chosen at random from the pool of participant boats who complete both nights of the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. Cruise destination to be announced.


Enter the 2014 San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

2013 Award Winners!

Award Name
Boat Name
Best of Parade. “Star of India” Perpetual CupScotts Landing
International AwardDolphin
Best San Diego Port Tenant’s EntryFintuition
Best Yacht Cub EntryFantasea
Runner up Best YC Wind & Wing
Best Marina EntrySeafarer
Runner up Best MarinaEscape
Best Power (Commercial)Humboldt
Runner up Best Power (Commercial)Double Down
Best of Power 46 ft and over (Private)Tireless
Runner up Best of Power 46 ft and over priv.Dr. Sic
Best of Power 33 – 45 ft (Private)Pilon
Runner up BOP 33-45, PrivateDelta Moon
Best of Power 32 ft and under (Private)Second Chance
Runner Up bop 32 and under privTen Fold
Best Sail (Commercial)Aquamarine II
Runner up Best Sail Commercial Windswept
Best of Sail 46 ft and over (Private)Velos
Runner Upnone
Best of Sail 33 – 45 ft and over (Private)Ship Happens
Runner up Best of Sail 33-45 ft and over PrivComfort Zone
Best of Sail 32 ft and under (Private)Escape
Runner UpA Wisp of Wind
Best Self-Powered VesselAqua Adventures
Runner up Lokalani
 Winner - Best of ParadeGrowing up in San Diego, the parade has always been one our family’s traditions over the holidays. Only once had we been guests on a boat in the parade and it was great fun! When we became boat owners, we couldn’t wait to enter.” ~ Jeanne & Devin Scott, 2012 ‘Best of Parade’ Winners
  Marv Sloben, our official photographer, has photos of the boats. He can be contacted via email at Marv Sloben msloben@san.rr.com

Thank You to our Sponsors