previousBoat Parades: Huntington Beach 



Surfing Santa Home Decor Picture | Huntington Harbour Homes



Lit by the night, the Huntington Beach Christmas Boat Parade boat is simple, but comes alive by the colors of the harbour homes. Huntington Beach decorated boats line the colorful homes on the harbor waterfront.  The boats queue up for an annual boat parade, which launches the Cruise of Lights public boat tours each season. The Boat Parade  occurs two nights before the Light Cruise of Lights.


When you say boat parades, people who know about the Cruise of Lights in Huntington Harbour, may think the cruise tour is a boat parade, but it isn't.


The Huntington Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a totally separate event from the the Cruise of Lights home tour in yachts.


You can participate in the Boat Parade if you pay the admission fee and have a yacht or boat to enter. Watching is optional for guests who try to find spots to see the event from bridges or beaches nearby. 


The boat parade, like the Cruise of Lights, uses funds from the the entry fees to supply grants to school and worthy causes.


The boat parade is held each year several days before the boat parade begins. In the picture above you can see a small craft docked near a house bathed in a glow of red or yellow from the lights that decorated the homes on the water.  There aren't many commercial options for guests to pay for rides on yachts during the boat parade. The parade tends to be more of an inside event for the Harbour folks. With streets closed, you may find yourself walking to any vantage point you may find to hope to see the boats go by.


Other events in HB include Huntington Beach Christmas Parade and Santa's Arrival.