Deck the hulls with bows of festive Parade of Lights

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.
(U-T file photo)

San Diego’s holiday boat parade will dazzle and entertain as more than 80 sailboats, yachts and dinghies light up San Diego Bay Sunday during the annual Parade of Lights. The theme this year is “Arrrgh! A Pirate’s Christmas,” with vessels putting on displays inspired by the privateers of the high seas. The flotilla sails at 5 p.m. from the south end of Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park. The boats then cross the bay to Coronado and finish at the Coronado Ferry Landing around 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated boats. Winners will be announced in January at a banquet.

46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: 5 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 17. San Diego Bay from Shelter Island toward Coronado Ferry Landing. Free.

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