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View Parade of Lights from a Tall Ship!

The schooner Bill of Rights was in the best place in town to view the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. We watched festively decorated local boats as they made their way around the bay from the deck of the schooner Bill of Rights. The cruise includes a wonderful selection of savory hors-d’œuvre, sweet holiday treats, and hot and cold beverages. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food and beverages.

The 53rd annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights dazzles and entertained bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 10 and 17, 2023. This year’s theme was Christmas Traditions Around the World.”


The parade tales approximately one  hour to one and a half hours to pass any given point along the parade route.  The approximate arrival time of the parade at various locations are:

  • Shelter Island (start of parade)   5:30 p.m.
  • Harbor Island                                   6:15 p.m.
  • The Embarcadero                            6:45 p.m.
  • Seaport Village                                 7:15 p.m.
  • The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park    7:30 p.m.
  • Ferry Landing on Coronado          7:45 p.m.


Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available. BYOB OK

Drinks: (Hot) Apple Cider, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Teas.
Punch/Juice, Ice Tea, Water


  • Anti-pasta, fresh fruit, veggies.
  • Mini sandwiches & sliders.
  • Cheese & crackers. 
  • Chips, Cookies & Candy