Registration Open for 53rd Annual Parade of Lights

Registration is open for boaters interested in participating in the Channel Islands Harbor’s 53rd Annual Parade of Lights. “Heroes on Holiday” will be the theme for this year’s parade. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Download the forms here: Parade of Lights Entry Forms 2018

The deadline to submit registration documents is 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th.

There are a few different ways to submit registration documents:

Hand deliver or mail:

Parade of Lights, Channel Islands Harbor Foundation, Inc.
3900 Pelican Way
Oxnard, CA 93035

Fax: (805) 382-3015


Explore the Parade of Lights

While the Parade of Lights is an evening event, there will be holiday activities to explore at the Harbor all day.

Festivities at the Harbor begin at 10 a.m. near Marine Emporium Landing. Families are welcome to enjoy a variety of food options, a holiday artists’ market, live music, and children’s activities. More than 36 tons of snow will be moved in for families to play in. Santa Claus will be available to take pictures, free of charge.

At 6 p.m., join Santa Claus and holiday carolers at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and witness the first ever “Lighting the Mast at the Maritime Museum.”

At 7 p.m., the Parade of Lights begins in front of Peninsula Park and heads to the Main Channel, turns at Hobie Beach, loops in front of the launch ramp then heads back to Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club and repeats the route for a second run.

The parade can be viewed from parks and walkways that line the route as well as from most Harbor restaurants. Boat charters are available for those who want to watch the parade from the water.