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San Diego Bay Parade Of Lights Announces 2019 Theme

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Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 11:27 am

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights today announced the theme for the 2019 holiday boat parade is “Comic-Con on the Bay,” a timely collaboration between the two premier San Diego events as Comic-Con celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Over the years, Comic-Con has become the focal point for the world of comics conventions. With attendance topping 130,000 annually, the event has grown to include satellite locations, including local hotels and outdoor parks.

“The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights gives boat enthusiasts and owners an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity in a fun way and we can’t wait to see what they come up with to celebrate Comic-Con’s 50th Anniversary this year,” said Parade Chairman Larry Baumann. “I’m sure the thousands of spectators who visit the bay to view the dazzling lighted boats will get a kick out of this year’s theme.”

The dates for this year’s parade are Dec. 8 and 15. This year marks the 48th anniversary for the Parade of Lights.

Presented by the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the San Diego Bay waterfront each year. The procession of more than 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the region’s most iconic holiday events.

The parade route starts at Shelter Island and travels west past Harbor Island, then south along the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and Cesar Chavez Park before turning parallel with the Coronado Bridge to the west side of the bay. The paradethen proceeds past Peohe’s Chart House to the finish line in front of the Ferry Landing.

A variety of prizes and awards are presented to the best decorated boats and those that best capture the parade’s theme. All participants will receive a participant plaque and are invited to the awards dinner held at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.

Those interested in sponsoring the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, can contact Larry Baumann at 619-222-1181 orlarry@balihairestaurant.com.

For more information and parade details, visit www.sdparadeoflights.org.

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