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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

From Sunday, December 10, 2023 to Sunday, December 17, 2023 December 10, 2023 December 17, 2023 Bartell Hotels Every Sunday ...

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see. The schedule for the parade is listed below.

  • Shelter Island (Parade Start): 5:30PM
  • Harbor Island: 6PM
  • The Embarcadero: 6:30PM
  • Seaport Village: 7PM
  • The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park: 7:15PM
  • Ferry Landing on Coronado: 7:30PM

Best Viewing Locations

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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