People Photos copyright 2012 Gigi Ebert. Boat Photos copyright 2012 Marv Sloben www.MarvPhoto.com
The 43nd 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.
Parade Dates – 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 – Help us decide! Send us your best idea!
Whether a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all! Help us decide the 2014 theme! Visit the Contact Us page and fill out the form to send us your idea! If your theme is chosen, we’ll even send you a nice prize!
2013 Award Winners!
Best of Parade. “Star of India” Perpetual Cup Scotts Landing
International Award Dolphin
Best San Diego Port Tenant’s Entry Fintuition
Best Yacht Cub Entry Fantasea
Runner up Best YC Wind & Wing
Best Marina Entry Seafarer
Runner up Best Marina Escape
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, Private Delta Moon
Best of Power 32 ft and under (Private) Second Chance
Runner Up bop 32 and under priv Ten Fold
Best Sail (Commercial) Aquamarine II
Runner up Best Sail Commercial Windswept
Best of Sail 46 ft and over (Private) Velos
Runner Up none
Best of Sail 33 – 45 ft and over (Private) Ship Happens
Runner up Best of Sail 33-45 ft and over Priv Comfort Zone
Best of Sail 32 ft and under (Private) Escape
Runner Up A Wisp of Wind
Best Self-Powered Vessel Aqua Adventures
Runner up Lokalani
Growing 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
Growing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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