Track The Parade Now
Welcome to our web site, the headquarters for the 2019 Holiday Parade of Boats in Los Angeles Harbor. This annual parade, celebrating the 57th year with the theme ‘Holiday Miracles’ marks the start of the Holiday Season here in the harbor.
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.
2019 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