Boater Registration Now Underway



SAN PEDRO, Calif. — October 17, 2018 — Boaters are encouraged to register now for the 56th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade on Saturday, December 1st, starting at 6 p.m. in the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. This year’s theme is ‘Holiday Magic.’ David Arian, Port of LA Harbor Commission Vice President will preside as Grand Marshal for the sparkling spectacular of boats celebrating the nation’s largest international trade gateway.

Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 parade boats. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate, including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships, and harbor working craft.

Boater registration for the event is now underway. The vessel entry fee for the parade is $35, which includes one admission to the Parade Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 2nd, at 10 a.m. at the Plaza at Cabrillo in San Pedro. Advance tickets for the Awards Brunch are $25 or $30 at the door. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Theme, Traditional, Holiday Spirit, Most Original, Children’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Grand Marshal’s Award. Yacht Clubs will be vying for the coveted Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the yacht club with the most entries.

The deadline for boater registration is Nov 28. For more parade information, sponsorship information or Awards Brunch tickets, contact Donna Ethington (310) 549-8111 or Henry Rivas at (323) 487-2101 or email:

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route through the Los Angeles Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the Main Channel, including the Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington; the Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro; the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro; Downtown Harbor between Fire Station 112 and LA Maritime Museum, San Pedro Fish Market and waterfront, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro; the Cruise Ship Promenade at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street in San Pedro; 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro; the SS Lane Victory, Berth 46 at the end of Miner Street, San Pedro; and the California Yacht  Marina – Cabrillo Marina, Holiday Harbor and Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro.

Also that Saturday, December 1st, viewers are invited to enjoy festive pre-parade events beginning at 4 p.m. at Banning’s Landing Community Center and Battleship IOWA from 5:30 – 9 p.m. in San Pedro.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.

The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.