King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade

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The King Harbor Yacht Club presents the 22 Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 14. A longtime favorite of locals and visitors to the area, this hugely popular South Bay event gets under way at 5 p.m. in the main channel of King Harbor. Before the event you can enjoy a free concert on Redondo Beach Pier. The festivities start at 3:00 pm and go until 5:00 PM. Greet Santa as he arrives at the end of the pier with his surfboad! Live holiday music featuring High Tide, a surf rock band performing The Ventures Christmas album.  Stroll along the pier with The Boyz and Beez Holiday Carolers. As always, the Body Glove yacht Disappearance will lead off the parade. This year’s theme is Dive into the Season and boats participating in the parade will be judged by vessel type in several different categories. Awards will be given for Best Costumes, Best Lighting, Best Animation, Best Execution of Theme, Best in Fleet and the Overall Winner. If you plan to observe from shore, you can do so from any number of vantage points in King Harbor, from the Redondo Beach Pier and several restaurants with harbor views. The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, a parade sponsor, wants to remind everyone that the Portofino Lobby Lounge will be fully staffed and offering the full menu along with appetizers, cocktails, complimentary hot chocolate and the best view of the parade from the lobby. If you are unable to attend the Parade, you can watch a live video feed via Google Hangout at