Watch the Lighted Boat Parade

2013 Lighted Boat Parade

The public is invited to the Santa Cruz Yacht Club's 28th annual lighted boat parade at Santa Cruz Harbor, taking place on Saturday December 7, 2013. The parade will begin at 5:30 pm, rain or shine!

Spectators are welcome to view the parade from multiple landside locations around the harbor. Access to the docks will be limited.

This year, some harbor restaurants, vendors and non-profit groups will offer an assortment of food and drink options from an outdoor location in the launch ramp area and at other locations on the harbor's east and west side. All harbor restaurants will be open for business, as usual, during the parade.

Come celebrate the start of the holiday season, and help us ring in the new year!


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  • Jeff

    Any skippers looking for Baja Ha Ha crew? Hello I am looming for a boat to crew on in the upcoming Latitude 38 Baja Ha Ha 2014 scheduled to leave San Diego harbor October 26 heading for Cabo Mexico.
    I have some sailing skills and certifications, am able-bodied, own finances, will bring a good attitude and a guitar. Hoping to sail down from the Monterey Bay, probably fly back. If you are going, are interested in going or know someone going please contact me ASAP to see if we might be able to sail together. Thanks! Jeff Tel/Txt:[masked] [masked] p.s. Anybody else out there want to sail in the event and need a boat? Contact me for some resources I have found

    August 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aloha! I am fascinated to experience the mainland to Hawai'i passage. Is anybody planning a trip? I can pay my share and am ready to do the necessary work. I'm eager to meet my potential skipper and crew mates. Adventure is part of my desire, but I would also like to write about the voyage. I own 15 acres on the Big Island and would enjoy hosting all on my farm. Jon McGee [masked][masked]

    August 21

  • Stephen

    Hi Artem, Windy, or Nancy,
    There is no host for the boat parade.
    Do any of you want to act as a host? It might be better if someone could set a meeting time and place, so those in the group could meet each other. If anyone else wants to post a meeting time and place, that would also be good.

    I posted this so that people could have something memorable to do this evening, not knowing if I would be there. I hope you all have a wonderful time. Dress warmly.

    December 7, 2013

    • Stephen

      Thanks Artem,

      December 7, 2013

    • Stephen

      Both the harbor and SCYC list 5:30 as the start time.

      December 7, 2013

  • eric

    Should be cool! Does anyone know where the boats actually go? I assume it is all in the South Harbor. Do the boats go all the way out past the lighthouse?

    December 6, 2013

    • Stephen

      Eric, The boats circle in the South Harbor. I do not remember if the boats turn around near the Crows nest or if they go as far as the Light House.

      December 6, 2013

  • Julie

    +1 guest please :)

    December 3, 2013

  • Brian

    Never been! Stoked!

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Windy Y S.

    Nancy, let's plan to get together before or after!

    November 19, 2013

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