Ventura Breeze article

Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland
free at the Harbor


The Ventura Harbor Village is wild with excitement over the 36th Annual Ventura Harbor Boat Parade of Lights & Fireworks, Friday and Saturday, December 14 & 15, at 7 pm and Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, December 15 from 1- 5 pm. Decorated boats and holiday décor throughout the Harbor kick off this year’s “Jingle Jungle” theme!

The two-day celebration features a Parade of Lights Carnival on the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn, visits by Santa & Mrs. Claus for last minutes gift requests at the Carousel Stage and delicious harbor-front dining. A fireworks display lights up the night following the Parade of Lights each evening with Santa and his sleigh crossing the sky on Saturday evening courtesy of Aspen Helicopters.

There will be visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus and their live baby, Victorian carolers, toy soldier band, faux snowfall, craft stations, holiday characters, and boutique shopping . Savor seaside at this free event and explore the 15 local boutiques for holiday finds. Harbor restaurants are overflowing with good cheer for lunch and dinner.

At the Parade of Lights stop by the Ventura Harbor Village booth to get a pair of 3D glasses to watch the fireworks display.

Admission to the Parade of Lights and the Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace on December 15 is free. Parking is free in Ventura Harbor Village and along Spinnaker Drive. Arrive early for best parking and shopping throughout the Harbor Village.


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