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Los Angeles Harbor Boat Parade
December 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at the Port of Los Angeles for the annual L.A. Harbor Holiday Boat Parade, a 62-year-old tradition of festive lights and community spirit. Furthermore, as the leading holiday event in the Port of Los Angeles, including Wilmington and San Pedro, the parade showcases a vibrant array of decorated boats. As the leading holiday event in the Port of Los Angeles, including Wilmington and San Pedro, As the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade winds its way through the channel, each boat becomes a beacon of holiday cheer, reflecting the community spirit of L.A. This year, we invite you to join us and experience this unforgettable night of lights, community, and holiday joy.
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Additionally, officials and community leaders serve as judges or passengers on approximately 50 parade boats, encompassing vessels of all shapes and sizes. Powerboats, sailboats, tall ships, and harbor working craft are all taking part in the parade sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club.
Discover the Los Angeles Harbor Boat Parade Magic
Moreover, the main body of decorated boats will stretch about one mile, creating a spectacular view as the parade passes the designated Viewing and Judges’ Stations. Below are estimated viewing times for various locations along the parade route.
6:00 PM: START – E. Basin proceeding up Cerritos Channel, past Wilmington Marinas
6:30 – 7:00 PM: Cruise Ship Plaza, Battleship Iowa (Judges Station), LA Maritime Museum, Port Police Dock proceeding towards West Harbor (Old Ports O’ Call Village)
7:15 – 7:30 PM: West Harbor (Old Ports O’ Call Village) Viewing Areas
7:45 – 7:50 PM: Warehouse 1, SS Lane Victory
8:00 PM: Cabrillo Way Marina (Judges Stations), Cabrillo Marina (Last Judges Station at the former Fuel Dock) END.