Dana Point Harbor Christmas Light Parade can be viewed from anywhere in the Harbor for free. Arrive early for best viewing areas, bring along chairs, blankets, and hot drinks.
Another warmer option is to make reservations at one of the restaurants that look out onto the harbor.
Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards of Judges Choice, Best Theme, Best Use of Lights, Best Animation, Most Colorful, Most Original, Best Sailboat and Best Powerboat.
Dana Wharf Sportshing is offering boat rides for the fun of and joining in the parade. The boat is located at Dana Wharf docks, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point.
Full price tickets are $29 – Discount tickets for $14.50 tickets can be found here.
List of the Dana Point Harbor Restaurants with parade views includes the El Torito Restaurant, Gemmell’s Restaurant, Harbor Grill and Harpoon Henry’s Seafood Restaurant.
When: 2013 Dana Point Harbor Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 11, 12 & 18, 19, 2015
Dana Point Harbor Christmas Lights is an event for all ages — children can vote for their favorite decorated vessel, and be entered into a drawing for free whale watching and fishing trips.
Boarding starts at 6:30 pm and the boat leaves and 7.00 pm.