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Venice Canals Boat Parade

Sun Dec 15, 2019
4:00pm to 6:00pm
All ages
Free

The annual Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade punts its way down the windy canals of Venice, between homes that challenge the boats for best dressed. Pick a bridge, any bridge, to enjoy a close-up view of the festive floating display.

This parade is more low-key than some of the grander ones; the boats are mostly small row boats or even SUP boards that drift along at a neighborly pace. It is an excellent excuse, though, to rediscover the Venice Canals with a late afternoon stroll. The event takes place rain or shine.

For ideal vantage points, check the Canals Association's map (note that the map is a few years old, but the course stays pretty much the same every year).

Love holiday boat parades? Check out these other LA & OC Christmas Boat Parades.


Venice Canals
Eastern & Sherman
Venice, CA 90291
** Event dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the event website to verify.
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