Dana Point Dana Point Harbor Christmas Light Parade runs two consecutive weekends during the month of December. Boats large and small are lighted with thousands of twinkling lights as they cruise around the harbor.
Mariners Village and Dana Point Harbor Restaurants will all be decked out with holiday lights. Christmas carolers, games, crafts, and a free photo will highlight land-based activities in the harbor. Bring the whole family for an evening of holiday fun and entertainment.
Become Part of the Parade with a Holiday Cruise
Dana Wharf Sports fishing is offering 90 minutes “Holiday” cruises during the holiday parade for a unique up-close look at this wonderful event. Reserve early to participate in this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Full price tickets are $29 – Discount tickets are only $14.50 Buy Now. Boarding 6:30 pm departs at 7.00 pm.
Where to View the Parade
Dana Point Harbor Christmas Light Parade can be viewed from just anywhere in the Harbor for free. We recommend arriving early for the best viewing areas, bring along chairs, blankets, and hot drinks. The free shuttle drops off visitors and the various viewing areas around the harbor.
Dana Point Harbor Restaurants with Parade Views
Another warmer option is to make reservations at one of the restaurants that look out onto the harbor. El Torito, Gemmell’s Restaurant, Harbor Grill, and Harpoon Henry’s Seafood seating where you can view the parade. Don’t delay reserve a table early for this popular holiday event.
Dana Point Harbor Christmas Light Parade Schedule
- Parade days are Friday & Saturday Dec. 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2017
- Family- Activities run 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Restaurants & Shops Area Boat Parade starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Dana Wharf Holiday Lights Cruise boarding 6:30
Come join in the fun. Boats from all around Orange County will put on their holiday best as they cruise around Dana Point Harbor. Awards will be given for Judges Choice, Best Use of Lights, Best Animation, Most Colorful, The Most Original, Best Sailboat, and Powerboat.
Dana Point Harbor is halfway between Laguna Beach and San Clemente along Pacific Coast Highway in South Orange County. Dana Point Harbor Christmas Lights Parade parking at Doheny State Beach. A free trolley runs from the parking lot to parade viewing areas from 3:30-10:30 p.m.