Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay to be held Dec. 9, 16

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. The annual Parade on San Diego Bay, with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated according to a new theme each year, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 from 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. at San Diego Bay. Visit  One of the best places to see the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay is from the historic ferryboat Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Guests may watch the parade from several of the ships. The parade judges are stationed aboard the Berkeley and the brightly decorated boats pull out all the stops when they pass by. Those who want an enhanced experience can enjoy a delicious holiday buffet and a no-host bar from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday evenings, Dec. 9 or Dec. 16.  Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-12 and can be purchased online through the museum’s website at or by calling 619-234-9153 ext 101. Children under 5 are free. Tickets to the buffet and parade include museum admission as well. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program. The museum is located on the embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The telephone number for general inquiries is 619-234-9153;