BOATER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 52ND ANNUAL LA HARBOR HOLIDAY AFLOAT PARADE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — October 6, 2014 — Boaters are encouraged to register now for the 52nd Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade on Saturday, December 6, 6 p.m., in the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. Gabriela Medina, Wilmington and Harbor City Field Deputy for 15th District Councilman Joe Buscaino, will preside as Grand Marshal for the sparkling spectacular of boats to celebrate the nation’s largest international trade gateway with the theme of “Holiday Treasures.”
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 $30, which includes one admission to the parade awards brunch on Sunday, December 7, at the Los Angeles Yacht Club in San Pedro. Awards brunch tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Theme, Traditional, Humorous, Holiday Spirit, Best Animation, Commercial, 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 club with the most entries.
The deadline for boater registration is Wednesday, December 3. Register online at laharborholidayafloat.org. For more information regarding the parade, sponsorship, or awards brunch tickets, visit the website, or contact Donna Ethington at (310) 549-8111.
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:
- Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington
- Cruise Ship Promenade, Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, San Pedro
- Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro
- Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro
- Downtown Harbor, 504 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro
- Ports O’ Call Village, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
- 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro
- SS Lane Victory, Berth 46 (at the end of Miner Street), San Pedro
- Cabrillo and Holiday Harbor Marinas, 285 Whalers Walk, San Pedro
Before the parade at 4 p.m., viewers are invited to enjoy holiday festivities at Banning’s Landing Community Center. After the parade, at 8 p.m., the Port of Los Angeles will host a special holiday program at the Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountain & Water Feature at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street 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.