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Fireworks Display at the Annual Parade of Lights

Santa Barbara Parade of Lights - December 14, 2014

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:

CATEGORY ENTRANT VESSEL BOAT THEME
Grand Prize Winner Friedman  Perseverance Gone for Fishmas!
Commercial Fishing
 1st Place Friedman  Preserverance Gone for Fishmas!
 2nd Place Moreno Knotty Girl "Fish On!"
 3rd Place Liquirnik Abreojos Going Diving
 Commercial Other      
 1st Place  Williams Channel Cat
 2nd Place  SB Channelkeeper Channelkeeper Fishing - Dolphin Style
 3rd Place Haake Ranger Gone Fishin'
 Human Powered      
 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
 Power      
 1st Place DeLorie Arboleda Monkey Business - Gone Fishin'
 2nd Place Hughes Honeymoon Reelin in the Holidays
 3rd Place Christman Amanda Fish On
Sail
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

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2014