An estimated 80,000 people lined San Diego Bay to watch the 42nd annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights on Sunday, December 8, 2013. The public has another opportunity to view parade which will run again Sunday, December 15.
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights features more than 80 local boats decorated in festive holiday lights. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. near Shelter Island, and travels closely past the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and the Coronado Ferry Landing.
This year's theme is the "Big Bay Toy Parade."
The Port of San Diego is among the sponsors of the Parade of Lights.
The View Court of the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pavilion. will be open for the public to view the parade. The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs. Attendees are also encouraged to take public transportation.
To kick off the December 8 parade, the Port hosted a free, family-friendly pre-party in the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. This year, Radio Disney AM 1100 participated by hosting a variety of fun activities for children.
About the Port:
The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California. It was created by the state legislature in 1962. Since then, it has invested millions of dollars in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego.
The port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 20 public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of more than 600 tenant and sub tenant businesses around San Diego Bay.
The Port of San Diego is an economic engine, an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the surrounding tidelands, and a provider of community services and public safety.