People Photos copyright 2012 Gigi Ebert. Boat Photos copyright 2012 Marv Sloben www.MarvPhoto.com
The 42nd 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 8, and Sunday, December 15, 2013
The procession will start at 5:30 p.m. and will follow the predetermined parade route.
2013 Theme – “Big Bay Toy Parade”
Whether a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!
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! Winner is drawn at random from boats that participate in both weekends.
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.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the San Diego Parade of Lights Sponsorship Letter 2013
Best of Parade 2012 – “Scotts Landing”
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 email@example.com
Thank You to our Sponsors