Celebrating the holidays in San Diego brings a whole new experience to the holiday table. One of the most popular seasonal events is the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, which is now in its 45th year. Dozens and dozens of colorfully decorated, illuminated boats hit the waters of San Diego Bay for the event, charming the crowds and providing unique entertainment for more than 100,000 people. A true Christmas spectacle, the boat parade will be held at 5 pm on two Sunday nights this year: December 11 and 18. This year's theme is "It Began with a Roar - San Diego Zoo Celebrates 100 Years" - which is sure to bring out the wild side of the boats in the parade!
To watch the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, head to viewing areas at Shelter Island, Harbor Island, The Embarcadero, Seaport Village, The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park, or the Ferry Landing on Coronado. Make this holiday season special - and create memories that you'll cherish forever when you plan an unforgettable getaway to our downtown boutique hotel. Our central location near the Gaslamp District is close to top shops, restaurants, attractions, and fun San Diego events. Experience the magic of the holiday season. Book your reservations today!