The 29th Annual Parade of Lights activities were a hit begin with the theme "Gone Fishin' for the Holidays." Starting with fun for the entire family at Santa's Village, the event culminated with a 5-7 minute fireworks display at approximately 7 p.m. The boat parade was preceded by Santa’s Village activities beginning at 3 p.m. on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor where the boats are located. Hundreds of families came down and played in tons of "snow" and took photos with Santa to get into the holiday spirit. The first 200 children received free goody bags from Santa's helpers!
At 5:30 pm the annual boat parade began as 25 boats motor, sail, and paddle the Santa Barbara Coastline. Judging took place at Stearns Wharf and boats were awarded donated cash and prizes in five categories. Best viewing locations included Stearns Wharf and the breakwater. Event admission was free! For more parade information contact the Harbormaster’s Office at (805) 564-5530.
Click here for a Photo Gallery of last year's event!
2014 Winners listed below:
|Grand Prize Winner||Friedman||Perseverance||Gone for Fishmas!|
|1st Place||Friedman||Preserverance||Gone for Fishmas!|
|2nd Place||Moreno||Knotty Girl||"Fish On!"|
|3rd Place||Liquirnik||Abreojos||Going Diving|
|1st Place||Williams||Channel Cat|
|2nd Place||SB Channelkeeper||Channelkeeper||Fishing - Dolphin Style|
|3rd Place||Haake||Ranger||Gone Fishin'|
|1st Place||Engelm & Foote||Santa's Fishmas||Santa's oat is pulled by koi!|
|2nd Place||Longaberger||Red Kayak||No Man Fishes Like a Snowman|
|3rd Place||David||Sea Mermaid||Silver-white-blue|
|1st Place||DeLorie||Arboleda||Monkey Business - Gone Fishin'|
|2nd Place||Hughes||Honeymoon||Reelin in the Holidays|
|3rd Place||Christman||Amanda||Fish On|
|1st Place||Ives||Feather Moon||Gone Fishin'|
|2nd Place||MacRae||Okiva||2015 Ocean Odyssey|
|3rd Place||Rodriguez||Rejoice||Schooling Fish|
|Golden Bilge Pump Award|
|Last Place Overall||Barlett||Bountiful||Catch the Spirit of Christmas|