Join the 2021 Parade Dec. 4th

This years Holiday Parade of Boats in Los Angeles Harbor is back on. 

Watch the parade

There are many locations throughout the harbor where you can watch the parade. 

Viewing Locations
Enter a boat

It’s simple! Sign up here, decorate your boat and follow the other boats. 

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Sponsor or Donate

Let’s all help make this and all parades spectacular. Donate or sponsor the event. 

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Check out past parades

See last years boats and parade winners

2018 Boat Parade

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Track the parade on a map

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View the flyer


LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Event Flyer

Event Flyer

About the parade

This year’s Grand Marshal Amy Grat.

TheExy Johnson and Irving Johnson, the official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles along with vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate including powerboats, sailboats and harbor working craft.

Entries will be judged and trophies awarded for various classifications, such as Originality, Theme, Type of Entry and more.

The parade will be held on Saturday, December 7th beginning at 6PM in the Port’s East Basin.

Viewing locations along the parade route, located in Wilmington, the San Pedro waterfront, Ports O’ Call, Warehouse #1, Cabrillo Marina, Cabrillo Way and Holiday Harbor Marinas and more, will afford spectators unencumbered views of the elaborately decorated boats and the opportunity for friends and family to join in the celebration, whether taking advantage of the many restaurants and clubs at Ports O’ Call or organizing an informal pot-luck.

Join us in making the 57th L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat parade truly “Spectacular” as we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in the nation’s largest international trade gateway.

Parade History

Parade Route

The main body of decorated boats will stretch about one(1) mile, as the parade passes the designated Viewing and Judges Stations. Below are estimated viewing times for various locations along the parade route.

6:00 – 6:30 PM: START – E. Basin proceeding up Cerritos Channel, past Wilmington Marinas

6:15 – 7:00 PM: Banning’s Landing (Judges Station, TV Broadcast) proceeding down Main Channel towards Vincent Thomas Bridge

6:45 – 7:30 PM: Cruise Ship Plaza, Battleship Iowa (Judges Station), LA Maritime Museum, Port Police Dock proceeding towards Ports O’ Call

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Ports O’ Call Viewing Areas

7:45 – 8:15 PM: Warehouse 1, SS Lane Victory

8:00 – 8:30 PM: Cabrillo Marinas (Judges Station, filming), 22st Landing, END

Donors and Sponsors

Heres to those that make this speacial! Thanks!


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