Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

December 11 & 12, 2021

5:15 PM Sharp

A seasonal favorite, the annual Huntington Harbour Boat Parade is a warm tradition to kick off the Cruise of Lights. Watch as beautifully decorated boats parade through Huntington Harbour in celebration of the holiday season. The 2021 theme is ‘American Dream Rock The Harbour’

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee is excited to present the annual Cruise of Lights®, a 45-minute narrated boat tour through the sparkling waterways of Huntington Harbour.

Parade Route 

The parade route around Huntington Harbour. The lineup starts at 4:30 PM and the parade starts at 5:15 PM sharp. 

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade


The Huntington Harbour boat parade will take place in Huntington Harbour

Public Viewing Areas

Public Viewing areas are only at beaches in the Huntington Harbour - parking is extremely limited. 

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade


Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

The boat parade requires hundreds of hours of planning, plus a large amount of money to pay for expenses such as trophies for their winners, engraving, printing, postage, banners & numbers. The Huntington Beach Boat Parade needs your help with expenses for this year's boat parade. Any excess funds will go toward Philharmonic Society's music education programs for the children of Orange County. Donors of $50 or more will be listed in the Harbour Light Magazine; however, any amount will be much appreciated. Donate today. 

About the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee 

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee is one of 22 committees supporting the PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY, the county’s oldest non-profit music organization. For over 55 years we have joined them in their mission to foster, promote and increase the knowledge and appreciation of the arts through the presentation of performances by musical artists of national and international stature and the development and implementation of a wide variety of music education outreach programs.

More than a quarter of a million Orange County students, from kindergarten through high school, participate yearly in the Youth Programs provided by The Committees of the Philharmonic Society. The volunteers of The Committees create, provide and fund an extensive array of programs. Over 1,500 presentations are offered by professional musicians and trained docents at no charge to all public and private schools in the county.

There are six groups in the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee: Admiralty, Islander, Marina-Windjammer, Sandpiper, Seal Beach and Trinidad. Each member volunteers time with the Youth Programs and with fundraising. The reward is seeing our young people light up to the sights and sounds of music. Interested in joining one of our groups? Please call (714) 840-7542 for more information.

Our main funding project is the annual December Cruise of Lights®. For this year’s holiday celebration, we are encouraging all our Harbour neighbors to decorate their homes and participate in the decorating contests so that we can carry on the spirit of the Cruise of Lights®. Thank you for your continued support for our music education programs.

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