April 15, 2024
A ship from final 12 months’s parade. Photograph by way of San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Fb

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will embark for the primary of two processions reworking the bay into a vacation wonderland Sunday.

The occasion, which is able to run once more on Sunday, Dec. 17, is sponsored by the Port of San Diego every year.

“The Port of San Diego is proud to sponsor the 53rd Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights,” stated Rafael Castellanos, chairman of the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “This 12 months we’re excited to announce that the judging of the parade will happen on the pier at Cesar Chavez Park. This helps close by residents get into the vacation spirit and join with their bayfront.”

The 53rd iteration of the parade is anticipated to entertain practically 100,000 spectators across the bay with one other dazzling array of lit and embellished vessels. Round 80 embellished vessels will participate within the procession to mirror this 12 months’s theme “Christmas Traditions Across the World!”

On each dates, the parade will start at 5:30 p.m. at Shelter Island, then proceed to Harbor Island, the North and South Embarcadero areas, Cesar Chavez Park Pier and finish on the Ferry Touchdown on Coronado. Your complete procession takes about one and a half to 2 hours.

In keeping with the port, the very best areas to soak up the occasion are Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Broadway Pier, Embarcadero Marina Parks North and South, Cesar Chavez Park and Pier and the Coronado Ferry Touchdown.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.