Registration is open for boaters interested in participating in the Channel Islands Harbor’s 54th Annual Parade of Lights. “Musical Notes & Holiday Floats” will be the theme for this year’s parade. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Download the forms here: Parade of Lights Entry Forms 2019
The deadline to submit registration documents is 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th.
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
Everyone is invited to enjoy a full day of holiday activities and watch festively decorated boats in the parade while listening to carolers sing holiday songs.
Beginning at 10 a.m., families can play in tons of snow falling at the north end of Harbor View Park, off Harbor Blvd. near Marine Emporium Landing, 3600 Harbor Blvd. Santa will be there from noon – 4 p.m. and will take pictures with families free of charge. There will also be holiday arts and crafts vendors starting at 10 a.m.
At 5 p.m., head over to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and watch the Holiday Lighting of the 75-foot “Tallship Mast” in front of the museum. Enjoy live music and sing-along to Holiday favorites. At 6:30 Santa will arrive to flip the switch and light up the Mast. This event takes place just before the Parade of Lights starts. For those who want to watch the Parade from inside, the Museum is hosting a party that includes dinner, catered by Ventura BBQ, and a no-host bar. Tickets are $25 per person. For more details, please call 805-984-6260.
The parade starts at 7 p.m. in front of Peninsula Park and heads to the Main Channel, turns at Kiddie 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.
Editor’s Note: this story was published on Nov. 4, 2019.