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The Southwest Sparkles At Christmas

Lake Havasu State Park

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 4 p.m.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, because Lake Havasu State Park will again be offering free admission to the Windsor 4 event area for the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights! The entrance gate from Paseo Del Sol will be open for free admission at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9.

Restrooms will be open for public use, and a limited number of picnic tables will be placed along the shoreline and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Propane fire rings and grills will be permitted for responsible use.

Please leave your pets at home; dogs are not allowed on the white sand beach. All children 13 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday lights will adorn boats as they glitter and glisten through the famed Bridgewater Channel under the London Bridge as a new organizer continues to bring the community a 38-year-old tradition on Saturday night only!

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December 13 – 17, 2023

Over 1 million spectators show up each year to watch the twinkling lights of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Festively decorated yachts, boats, kayaks, and canoes float along the harbor for five nights each December. Waterfront homes and businesses along the route also take part with their own colorful lighted displays.

Watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 115th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This year's parade will be held Wednesday through Sunday, December 13-17, 2023 and is once again hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

San Diego Bay

Sundays, Dec. 10 And 17

USA Today nominated the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights to contend in the newspaper's 10 Best Readers' Choice Best Holiday Parade contest, with the final ranking to be decided by a vote from the public.

Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 53nd annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to be the Holiday Parade of the year, entertaining bayfront crowds during the Sunday evenings of December 10 and 17, 2023. Participants in this year's highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year's theme, "Christmas Traditions Around the World."

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our major sponsors, the Jeff Brown Yachts, Royal Caribbean International, and the USS Midway Museum. Their unwavering support has been instrumental in making this unforgettable event possible. Additional sponsors include the Port of San Diego, Sterling Associates, Bali Hai Restaurant, Cook + Schmid, Maritime Museum San Diego, and more.

For information about viewing and entering the parade, go to 53nd Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights (sdparadeoflights.org)

If interested in sponsoring the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, please contact Joni Geis via email at joni@boatlenderusa.com, Larry Baumann at 619-222-1181 or via email at larry@balihairestaurant.com, or Gail Strickland at 619-788-9217 or via email at showhostgail@gmail.com.

About The San Diego Bay Parade Of Lights

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored tradition brought to the San Diego Bay by the boating community. Each year, more than 80 lavishly decorated boats proceed around the San Diego Bay on two consecutive Sundays in December. More than 100,000 fans line the bayfront to view the parade each year. For more information, please visit http://www.sdparadeoflights.org.

Tempe, Ariz. Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Saturday, Dec.9, 4-9 p.m.

The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is the Valley's most unique holiday event and celebrated tradition. Enjoy holiday shopping, festive eats and treats, a dazzling boat parade featuring boats of all shapes and sizes, and a spectacular fireworks show. This event is free and family-friendly. See you at the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade in December 2023!

Boat Parade Schedule

4:00 PM - The park opens for Holiday Shopping, Food Vendors, Beer & Wine Garden and Entertainment

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Emmanuel Lutheran School

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM – Solh Music

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM – Gal Drimmer

7:00 PM - Parade Starts

8:15 PM – Fireworks

8:15 PM - Santa Photos & Letters to Santa

8:15 PM - 9:00 PM – Gal Drimmer

9:00 PM – Goodnight!


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