Channel Islands Harbor

Where to Watch the 54th Annual Parade of Lights

Where to Watch the 54th Annual Parade of Lights

Residents and visitors who plan to attend the Harbor’s 54th Annual Parade of Lights on December 14, 2019 have a variety of indoor, outdoor, and on-the-water options to catch a glimpse of this magical event.

This year’s parade theme is “Musical Notes & Holiday Floats” and viewers will be dazzled by the sights and sounds the procession, which can be viewed from almost anywhere in the Harbor.

Outdoor Viewing

Longtime parade watchers have surely staked out their special spots. We’ve put together a downloadable map to help those first-timers watch the parade.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE MAP.

Please note: these are the “prime” spots to watch the Parade of Lights, so consider bringing your comfy chairs, warm blankets, cooler, and family early.

On-the-Water

You are always welcome to putt around the Harbor on your own vessel, but if you want something a little less stressful we recommend checking out a Parade of Lights cruise on the “The Gentleman.” This sportfishing vessel provides ample space to view the parade. Festive drinks will be served onboard. Bring canned food donations and you will be entered into a drawing for free prizes! Make your reservation by clicking on this link.

Indoor Viewing

The Harbor has a variety of restaurants that offer breathtaking views of the Parade. If you want to get in to one of these, you better book early! Here they are:

Toppers Pizza Place

Sea Fresh Channel Islands

The Lookout Bar and Grill

Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar