1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA
there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding this event especially the cruises.
This is a day trip only.
Regarding the cruises here are the latest updates according to the respective companies, as I spoke to each company this morning.
Island Packers :
They are not currently taking reservations. One of their ships is undergoing maintenance, and may not be ready by Dec 17th.
Both cruises have been combined, and they confirmed it will return by 8:30 pm, or sooner.
They will update me on the second ship. Ventura Boat Rentals :
They have a 5:30 -7:00 pm cruise, that entails the Parade of Lights, and the Keys.
It stays in the harbor until 8:00 pm for the fireworks.
Cost is $25.00, and includes cookies
and hot chocolate.
They currently have 15 spots remaining.
are expected to sell out quickly.
For this cruise they are taking reservations only by phone.
Office hours today are 10:00 - 8:00 pm.
Tickets are non refundable.
Remember the Parade of lights can also be viewed from the Promenade.
If you have additional questions don't hesitate to ask . Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with its 40th. Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks. Come on over and enjoy festive dining seaside while you watch the decorated boats go by, and the shops are open in the Village for last minute gift shopping.
Saturday, see Santa and his sleigh fly overhead! Fireworks at 8:00.
Saturday, December 17:
1 – 5 pm: Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace, Santa & Mrs. Claus / Holiday Carnival.
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Santa and Mrs. Claus at Carousel Stage.
6:30 pm: Parade of Lights.
6:45 pm: Santa flies over the Harbor in a Lighted Sleigh (weather pending).
8 pm: Fireworks over the Water (approx. time – weather pending).
A Free Chartered bus:
First pick up will be at the Noho Red Line Station at 1:30 pm, the second pickup will be at the Expo Line at 3500 Crenshaw, approximately 30 minutes later. Our scheduled pickup to return is 8:45pm.
There are three areas for viewing the Festival of Lights , the Promenade, Restaurants, or a ship.
Restaurants and ships require an advance reservation.
There are numerous restaurants on the harbor. After bus confirmation, I will provide a list of restaurants or members can choose their own.
For members that choose to view the parade of lights from a boat here are the details:
Advanced reservations required, $32 for seniors, regular price is $35.
Cruise takes two hours, goes to the keys, and has a view of private homes on the islands, as well as the parade of lights. http://islandpackers.com/harbor-cruises/
EVENT OFFICIALS STATED ALL DETAILS HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED, SO I HAVE INCLUDED INFO FROM LAST YEAR.
I WILL UPDATE INFO AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Upcoming Events | 40th Annual Parade of Lights | | Ventura Harbor Village | California's Seaside Playground
Mark your calendar! The Ventura Harbor's 40th annual Parade of Lights celebrates 100 years of our National Parks. This year's parade is sure to be an event to remember.
THIS MEETUP IS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE CHARTERED BUS.
APPROVAL TAKES SEVERAL WEEKS.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED ON THE BUS!
Our requests for the bus has been confirmed.
Island Packer'' Tours
Tours during the Harbor Lights Tour last approximately 2 hours.
In addition to the harbor the tour includes the homes located in the keys, and will remain in the harbor during the parade and fireworks .
Snacks, beer, and wine are available for purchase.
Only snacks may be brought aboard.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $32 for seniors, & regular priced tickets are $35.
This boat accommodates over 100 people.
Ventura Boat Rentals
This tours lasts one and one half hours.
Tours hours are 5:30 -7:00pm.
They tour the harbor and the homes in the keys.
(Please do not purchase the 6:30 pm tour. You will be late for the return bus ride home.)
Passengers must disembark promptly when the tour ends. ( Before the parade of lights ends.)
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are non refundable.
Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies included.
Tickets are $25.
This boat accommodates 49 passengers.
Restaurants on the harbor:
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