The Redondo Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a cherished annual holiday tradition in Redondo Beach, California. The event takes place in King Harbor, typically a week or two before Christmas.
During the parade, boats of all sizes, including yachts, kayaks, and paddleboards, traverse the harbor adorned with colorful holiday lights and decorations. Boat owners often go to great lengths to decorate their vessels in the spirit of the season, making for a spectacularly festive scene. The parade usually includes a variety of categories for competition, with prizes awarded for best decorations.
Spectators can watch the boat parade from several vantage points along the harbor. The event is free and open to the public, making it a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. The sight of boats festooned with lights reflecting off the water creates a magical holiday atmosphere that’s enjoyed by people of all ages.
As with many such events, the exact date and details of the Redondo Beach Christmas Boat Parade may vary from year to year, so it’s always a good idea to check with local event listings or the organizing body for the most current information. As of my last update in September 2021, the event was organized by the King Harbor Yacht Club.