Holiday Parade of Lights at the Santa Barbara Harbor

Sun Dec 12, 2021
3:00pm to 8:30pm PT
All ages
Watching free

The afternoon starts with a visit to Santa’s Village, continues with the harbor boat parade after dark, and culminates in a 5-minute fireworks display.

Santa’s Village activities on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor features 10 tons of snow and photos with Santa. The first 300 children receive free goody bags from Santa’s helpers.

At 5:30pm the annual boat parade begins with approximately 30 boats motoring, sailing, and paddling the Santa Barbara coast. Judging takes place at Stearns Wharf. Best viewing locations include Stearns Wharf and the breakwater.

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