Residents and visitors of the region are welcomed to experience a captivating display of holiday lights during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, taking place Sunday, December 10 and Sunday, December 17, 2017. Presented by the Port of San Diego, this unique and inspiring event will feature approximately 80 vessels festively lit for the holiday season and three free public viewing areas with seating.
This year, the parade kicks off at 5 p.m. both Sundays at Shelter Island. The route proceeds to Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero area, Seaport Village, Cesar Chavez Park and then turns south to the Ferry Landing on Coronado. The entire procession takes about two hours, typically ending around 7 p.m.
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights can be viewed from almost any area along the north and central parts of San Diego Bay. Ideal viewing areas include Shelter Island Park, Harbor Island Park, Spanish Landing Park, Embarcadero Marina Parks North and South, and Coronado Tidelands Park.