Organizers of the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade announced the 45th Annual Holiday Boat Parade will light up the Marina on Saturday, December 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The parade will commence with a fireworks display at 5:55 p.m. off the south jetty as brilliantly lit and decorated vessels circle the main channel of the Marina. The 2007 Holiday Boat Parade theme is “Holiday Magic.”
Boat owners will compete for numerous prize packages with the “Best Overall” winning a trip for two to Tokyo, Japan to judge the Illuminated Boat Parade & Contest of Tokyo Bay.
KABC7 weathercaster and reporter Garth Kemp is the Grand Marshal for the 2007 parade and will be on board the Grand Marshal vessel Chelsea II.
Best spots for viewing the Boat Parade are Burton Chace Park, located at 13650 Mindanao Way, and Fisherman’s Village, at 13755 Fiji Way, where spectators can see and hear the parade free of charge. Parking is available at Los Angeles County public parking lots throughout Marina del Rey.
For parade details, contact the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade administrative office at (310) 670-7130 or visit their website at www.mdrboatparade.org