Welcome to our web site, the headquarters for the 2013 Holiday Parade of Boats in Los Angeles Harbor. This year marks the 51st Anniversary of the Parade, marking the start of the Holiday Season here in the harbor. This year’s Theme for the parade is “Holidays Around the World.” Senator Roderick Wright has been named Grand Marshal. (see news release). Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships 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 again be televised via LA36, Los Angeles Community Television cable channel. The broadcast will be produced by L.A. Harbor College. Home viewers may also watch the parade on Los Angeles CityView Channel 35. For air times, visit www.lacityview.org.
Viewing locations along the parade route, located in Wilmington, the San Pedro waterfront, Ports O’ Call, Warehouse #1, Cabrillo Marina and more (click here for a map of the parade route), 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 51st L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat parade truly “Spectacular” as we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season both here and around the world in the nation’s largest international trade gateway.