Downtown San Diego glows with light. But not quite like it does during the holidays. Boats near and far are decorated, sparkling, dressed in pine and the scent of hot cocoa drifts in the wind. During this time of year you can catch yourself feeling a glimpse of warm temperatures during the day and needing a layer or two as the night approaches. In previous years (before COVID-19) the boating community was brought together for a holiday tradition known as the Parade of Lights.
For 48 years the tradition has been to dazzle your boat in the finest of festive decorations. Locals and travelers would hug the coast line in the thousands to watch this iconic event. Some would say “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas”. This year looks a little different with the parades cancelled, yet we still find ourselves encouraged to shine our lights! Masts of sailboats are adorned with color, blow up Santa Claus’s and snowman’s are tied down safely to the decks. These neighborhoods of mariners surpass any land lover’s dream.
Sailing this time of year couldn’t offer more holiday cheer. Warm afternoons invite us outside and sunset tours allow you to experience the lights of Christmas as the magical hour passes. Wishing you all happy and healthy holidays. We welcome you aboard JADA to enjoy fun and festivity!