5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
2022 Theme: FantaSEA on the Bay
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 52nd annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during 2 evenings on December 11 and December 18, 2022. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme.
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. There is no cost to view the parade.
This year, for the 6th time, the parade will proceed to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making the turn to Coronado, giving spectators another area to view the parade.
When: December 11 and December 18, 2022
The procession will start at 5:30 p.m. and will follow the predetermined parade route.
- Viewing from Chavez Pier – San Diego on December 11 and December 18
- Viewing from port locations from Shelter Island to Coronado
- 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.