Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds this holiday season. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme: “Arrgh! A Pirate’s Christmas!” The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. This year, for the 2nd time, the parade will proceed to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making the turn to Coronado, giving spectators another area to view the parade. Spectators can view the parade from any of the following waterfront viewpoints: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the Pier at Cesar Chavez Park and the Ferry Landing in Coronado.