San Diego Parade of Lights with Flagship Cruises

Sailboats, kayaks, and yachts dressed up in festive class circle San Diego Bay, enchanting spectators alike. Witness the lights and sights from your cozy seats onboard the Holiday Parade of Lights Cruise by Flagship Cruises!

Whether you want to be a part of this long-standing San Diego tradition or add extra sparkle to your holiday season, Flagship Cruises features two cruises that bring you closer to the adorned sailboats and ships at the Parade of Lights San Diego 2022.  While watching the glittering water ripple and delight in the parade, feast on gourmet meals or tasty snacks.

Follow along as we share everything about the San Diego Parade of Lights with Flagship Cruises!

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Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise

Decorated with glistening lights, colorful fringes, and inflatable holiday figures, the boats at the San Diego Parade of Lights 2022 look like the kind you only see in fairytales. Every participant artistically follows this year’s "FantaSea on the Bay" Christmas theme, making the event a must-attend.

Hop aboard the Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise to take a good look at the shiny spectacles and enjoy a gourmet Surf & Turf dinner at the boat parade San Diego cruise. 

Holiday Parade of Lights Menu

Optional Starters

Artichoke Lump Crab Cakes (Serves Two, With Roasted Red Pepper Aioli)

Charcuterie Plate

Chipotle Hummus And Grilled Flatbread

Chilled Jumbo Mexican White Prawns (With Spicy Cocktail Sauce)


Baby Iceberg Wedge Salad (Served With Baby Iceberg Wedge With Bleu Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Fresh Tomato, And Ranch Dressing)

Duet Entrée

Surf & Turf [ Gf ] (Served With Braised Beef Short Rib With, Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Oven Roasted Vegetables, And Bordelaise Sauce)

Vegetarian Option

Garden Vegetable Stack [ Vegan ] [ Gf ] Served With Mushroom Risotto Almond Milk


Eggnog Cheesecake

Children's Entrée (Children 4-12)

Hand Breaded Organic Chicken Tenders With Organic Macaroni And Cheese. Served With Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cruising Time: From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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Adults: (13 and above): $94.50

Children (4 to 12): $56.70

Children (4 and under): FREE

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Parade of Lights Spectator Cruise

The parade of lights is a time to relax and connect with the community, so catch a few waves and good vibes with the Parade of Lights Spectator Cruise. Rest and recharge while on this trip that sails along the parade route and the harbor with festive tunes and snacks.

Sip local wine, cocktails, or beer. Don’t want to be tipsy when admiring the colorful and twinkling boats and yachts at this time-honored holiday tradition? There are light refreshments to order onboard! 

Cruising: From 5 PM to 7 PM


Adults: $50

Children (4-12): $35

Children (4 and under): FREE

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San Diego Parade Date and Details

The event happens on December 11, 2022, and December 18, 2022, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

The procession proceeds at the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making its way to Coronado.

Experience San Diego Parade with Flagship

Who wouldn’t want to be enchanted by 80 lavishly decorated boats, yachts, ships, and kayaks at the San Diego boat parade 2022? America's Finest City's long-standing procession of approximately 80 boats is back for Christmas to entertain the bayfront crowds and, with more lights, promises to dazzle.  Before heading down to the city to witness the extravaganza, make sure to reserve your seats at the San Diego Parade of Lights 2022 with Flagship to view the parade most conveniently!

This annual San Diego Bay Parade of lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. It is an honored holiday tradition brought by the city's boating community, continuing its long-standing contribution.   

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On top of a spectacular viewing experience of seeing how the boats dazzle and entertain bayfront spectators, you’ll get to savor eats and libations on their spacious indoor deck while enjoying the crisp breezes and soft waves. Get your San Diego Christmas boat parade tickets now to enjoy this long standing San Diego parade. It's one of the iconic events you don't want to skip.


December 11, 2022 @ 5:30 pm CST
December 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm CST
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990 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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