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Parade of Lights 2017

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  • Date December 15 - 16, 2017
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  • Phone 805-477-0470
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December 15 - 16, 2017

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Soak up some holiday cheer at the Ventura Harbor Village with shimmering lights, whirling carnival rides, boutique gift shopping, delicious dining, kettle corn and more! We’ll see you there!

Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with its 41st Annual Holiday Parade of Lights. Enjoy a festive outing for the whole family with a parade of more than 30 boats lit up for the holidays with this year’s theme of “When you Wish Upon A Star”, harbor cruises, and a carnival!

5pm – Carnival & Festivities | 6:30pm – Parade | 8:00pm – Fireworks

FREE Carnival Rides for children 12 & under from 5 – 7pm! On Friday, December 15 Only! Don’t miss out on the fun!


Boater’s Application – coming soon (please check back this week)







Event Details

Friday, December 15

First night of the boat parade! Dine seaside and take a harbor cruise to see the lights or relax on the promenade with a hot cocoa to watch the twinkly boats and fireworks.

FREE Carnival Rides for children 12 & under from 5 – 7pm!


Saturday, December 16

Arrive early to partake in Ventura Harbor Village’s Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace with festive carolers, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, faux snowfall, holiday gift shopping, European Christmas Marketplace with artisans, and more!

VOTE People’s Choice Award on Ventura Harbor Facebook page!

Check out pictures from the Friday night parade boats and “like” your favorite. People’s Choice Award given on Sunday to the boater!

Saturday evening only! Aspen Helicopter welcomes Santa & his sleigh to fly overhead for the opening of the Saturday, Parade of Lights at approximately 6:30 PM.
Santa & Mrs. Claus will stay on hand as well until 7 PM on Saturday.


Parade of Lights Public Cruise Tickets to View the Parade

Island Packers: (805) 642-1393
Ventura Boat Rentals: (805) 642-7753
Ventura Sportfishing: (805) 676-3474

Parking & event are FREE.

PARKING: Available in Ventura Harbor Village, harbor beach parking lots, Spinnaker Drive, new parking area near Ventura Isle Marina
Come early to shop & dine by riding the FREE Downtown – Harbor Trolley from downtown, Pierpont area and local hotels.
Please NOTE: Parking for the parade and for large vehicles will no longer be available on the dirt lot on Schooner & Navigator Road due to a development underway.

Ride the Downtown –Harbor Trolley to the event.

Parade of Lights Dining

Love Local – Shop & Dine Local!

Accepting Seating Reservations:

Rhumb Line Restaurant 805.642.1200
Margarita Villa Mexican Restaurant 805.654.7906 (large parties)
The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood 805.650.5350 (limited)

Open Dining Seating:

Alexander’s Lounge 805.658.1212
805 Bar & Grilled Cheese 805.642.9463
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market 805.654.0546
Baja Bay Surf & Taco 805.658.0411
Boatyard Café 805.850.0202
Copa Cubana 805.642.9463
Brophy Brother’s Restaurant & Clam Bar 805.639.0865
Harbor Cove Café 805.658.1639 (near National Park Visitor Center)
Le Petit Café & Bakery 805.642.1191 (Friday only)
Margarita Villa Mexican Restaurant 805.654.7906 (limited)
Milano’s Italian Restaurant 805.658.0388
The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood 805.650.5350 (limited)
The Parlor 805.658.2837

Sweet Treats

Coffee Dock & Post 805.658.7678
Coastal Cone Ice Cream 805.658.2837
Village Carousel & Arcade (Candy Counter with Fresh Fudge) 805.644.3234


  • Date December 15 - 16, 2017
  • Website Visit Website
  • Phone 805-477-0470
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