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San Diego — By Pam Nagata on December 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

Parade of Lights… San Diego Style

Bring your hot chocolate, blankets and chairs down by the bay for the 38th Parade of Lights. There are two opportunities to catch the “Christmas at the Zoo” decorated boats. On Sunday, December 13 and Sunday, December 20 the kickoff begins at 5:30pm with a fireworks extravaganza. This is a free, distinctly-California celebration features boats decorated for the holiday season that will sail from the east end of Shelter Island into the downtown waterfront and Coronado areas. A highly anticipated event in the San Diego community, more than 80 vessels take to the water for the parade.
Parking in the area fills quickly, so spectators are urged to use public transit to reach downtown. Trolley stations with parking lots that provide convenient service to the northern Embaracadero area include Fashion Valley, Old Towne and American Plaza. Visit www.sdmts.com for information about trolley and bus schedules and routes.
Less crowded viewing areas include the north and south ends of the Embarcadero, the bayside pathway along Coronado and the waterfront park behind Seaport Village. Those planning to view the Parade of Ligh

Photo by San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Photo by San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

ts from Harbor Island should arrive early as parking in the area is at a premium.
For more information or to view the parade route, visit www.sdparadeoflights.org.

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