On Saturday evening, December 12, the annual Holiday Boat Parade returns to Marina del Rey. The event features fireworks at 5:55 p.m. at the south jetty, followed by a parade of boats at 6. The boats, all done up with holiday lights and decorations, will circle the Marina channel several times, followed by judging from the viewing stand in Burton Chace Park.
The best places to view the parade are said to be Burton Chace Park, located at 13650 Mindanao Way, or Fisherman’s Village at 13755 Fiji Way. Parking information is here, and indicates that parking fees in the Marina’s county lots will be waived for the event. However, most big events in the Marina involve some hassles getting in, getting out, and parking. So try to plan ahead and arrive early if possible.