Dana Point Boat Parade Far closer than the Newport Boat Parade and a heck of a lot more . . . creative, the 46th Annual “Fiesta” Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights happily returns Friday, Dec. 10th through Sunday, Dec. 12th.

The parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The popular Dana Point Boat Parade – now coupled with the ongoing Harbor Lights – is all you need to absolutely guarantee a holiday spirit result.

It’s a mob of happy people (masks still strongly requested) quite similar to the 4th of July crowds that converge on the harbor, but this time, we’re all crunching on candy canes and wearing our Ugg boats and Santa scarves no matter what the weather. At least 50 boats participate with “Fiesta” themed boats, vying for various cash prizes by a cadre of knowledgeable judges.

The City of Dana Point’s Jolly Trolley will run from 5:30 – 11 pm on Dec. 10th & 11th, and from 4-9 pm on Dec. 12th. Click here to view the trolley routes throughout the Boat Parade of Lights.

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