Parade of Lights Holiday Party.

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44th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. Sunday December 14 & 21, 2014. This years parade theme, Children's Stories

Enjoy The Parade of Lights from the Maritime Museum of San Diego TWO ways!

ONE - A Parade of Lights Dinner ticket. Our annual fund-raising event is held aboard the Berkeley steam ferry. Complete with a holiday themed dinner and is a spectacular platform for viewing the Parade of Lights on the bay. Cash bar will also be available.

TWO - A general admission ticket. Be free to watch the parade from any available ship & the floating pier. Our floating pier will also host a cash bar for your enjoyment, a fantastic place to watch the Parade!

Since the Berkeley is the judging platform for the Parade of Lights awards, this event is typically a sell-out and its popularity has grown over the years. A perfect way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, while supporting the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Your Parade of Lights Dinner ticket includes:
• Paid admission to the Maritime Museum, explore our historic collection of ships while you're at the party or before.
• One of the best views of the Parade on San Diego Bay.
• Seasonal Music.
• Catered Holiday dinner.

Just a few details. Dinner served from 5pm-7pm only. The parade hours are approximately 6:30pm to 8:30pm, based on the number of boats. You are welcome to arrive early and enjoy the museum before dinner, just go to the white Information Booth in front of the Berkeley ferryboat for an admission hand stamp. The Parade of Lights check-in starts at 4pm, doors open 5pm. The Parade of Lights check-in table is located inside the Berkeley. After dinner, you are welcome to view the boat parade from the upper deck of the Berkeley or any other available ship.

Glassware, alcohol or your own chairs are not permitted.

Choose from two dates:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Adults $50.00
Child 5-12 $25.00
Under 5 free
You must have a reservation for this event. Reservations must be received 4 days prior to the event date.

BUY NOW Click here for Parade of Lights Holiday Dinner Tickets.

BUY NOW CLICK HERE for Admission Tickets.

General Admission, watch the parade from any available ship, and the floating pier.


  • Assigned upon your arrival (large groups, we suggest calling for seating).
  • Or request a general seating area after purchasing tickets online and viewing the seating chart.
  • Email your seating request by clicking this link, or call (619)-234-9153 ext 106 M - F 8:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Click here to view seating area chart

For more information on how to enter your boat, parade route, and theme. Click here: San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, official site.

toys for tots

We are a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. Drop-off located on the Berkeley steam ferry.