Reminder: 2014 Holiday Boat Parades and Fireworks in Marina del Rey and the Venice Canals this weekend

There are two traditional holiday boat parades in our neighborhood, both much loved by residents and their children.

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014  5:55pm– 52nd  Marina  del Rey Holiday Boat Parade which will include Fireworks


The fireworks will go off at 5:55pm and be staged at the entrance to the main channel of the Marina del Rey harbor on the Playa del Rey side. This parade, which began in 1963,  has large and small boats festooned with lights and decorations. The boats will circle the harbor three times during the evening starting at 6pm and end around 8pm. Silver Strand residents can get a great view of the fireworks and the parade by walking down to the southern end of Via Marina. Walk or bike down there as the parking is limited. The Judges’ viewing stand, along with other festivities will be at Burton Chace Park.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, 4:00pm– Venice Canals  Association, 33nd  Holiday Boat Parade:


This parade is delightful with canal residents decorating their small boats with great creativity, a sweet “home-made” event. Some boats carry live bands. Children love this parade because they can get a close-up view in daylight.  Adults love it because of its zaniness. Best to walk or bike there as parking is very limited, although you may find parking at the Mothers Beach lot or in the Silver Triangle neighborhood between Mildred and Washington Blvd. The parade starts at 4pm at the corner of Eastern and Sherman Canals and float around the entire canal circuit. You you can get a great view from any point along the route. If you stay until after sunset, you will be able to view residents extraordinary holiday decorations which are, to put it mildly, over the top.


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3 Responses to Reminder: 2014 Holiday Boat Parades and Fireworks in Marina del Rey and the Venice Canals this weekend

  1. Darryl says:

    VENICE CANALS BOAT PARADE: Its starts at 4:00 p.m., NOT 4:30.

  2. says:

    Hi Sandy, Venice Canal Boat Parade starts at 4p.m. sharp. Best Peter Yours Sincerely Peter Bergman

    Bergman Beach Properties/Gibson Intl “beach properties our back yard” (310) 821-2900 office (310) 968 6225 cell (310) 862 4559 fax _bergmanbeachproperties.com_ ( License # 01076358 The information contained herein is confidential and privileged client information or work product intended only for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Any unauthorized use, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately.

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