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Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

First or Second Weekend in December



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Huntington Beach, Calif.--While the Huntington Beach Christmas Boat Parade is not Huntington Harbour's main Cruise of Lights event, it is sheer fun for those in a craft who can get close and watch the action.  The boat parade is one of many boat parades and California Christmas events.


The event includes some viewing spots along the harbor front, though limited. You can see the lighted houses by booking the gondola rides with gondoliers who spent many years in Naples Bay before launching their own gondola cruise attraction in Huntington Harbour.

To watch this boat parade requires effort. With few parking spots available (the islands close their roads during the event to residents only,) you may want to opt for watching other nearby boat parades in Naples, Marina del Rey, Newport Beach or Dana Point. If you have determination, you can try finding a place to park and walk to the event. Some do park their cars along Edinger outside the harbor, but those spots fill up fast.

Raul Rodriguez

Video here is interview of a boat parade judge, Raul R. Rodriguez, a renown Rose Parade float designer.

Duffy Boat rentals available in Sunset Beach for hour and two hour rentals but be advised, experience is necessary on the busy cruise nights. The electric vehicle travels no more than 5 miles per hour in the harbor and is like driving a golf cart. DUFFY ELECTRIC BOAT CO. 6732 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA 90742  Tel: (562) 592-3028 







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