The Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District will once again join the St. Francis Yacht Club to present the oldest and largest lighted boat holiday parade on San Francisco Bay. More than 75 boats festooned with lights & holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront Friday, December 17, 2010 starting at 6:00pm.
A holiday tradition since 1994, this year's parade will include members of St. Francis Yacht Club, Fisherman's Wharf Fishing Fleet, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the PIER 39 Marina. The parade route will begin at 6:00 pm just east of PIER 39 proceeding west past Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Mason and the St. Francis Yacht Club turning off of Crissy Field and returning along the waterfront.
The St. Francis Yacht Club organized the first lighted boat parade in the Bay Area 14 years ago and it just keeps growing said John McNeill, Commodore. Combined with the many homes along Marina Boulevard that are also illuminated for the season, the waterfront becomes a spectacular sight for all to enjoy.
The holidays are a special time for all and we are proud to provide a beautiful and unique event that will be appreciated by all who visit, stated David Berbey, president of the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District.
Spectators can get a great view from the walkway along the Aquatic Park, PIER 39 Marina Green, and Crissy Field Beach. Restaurants along the Wharf will also offer a fantastic vantage point as well as traditional holiday menus.
The Fisherman's Wharf Fishing Fleet boats will stay lit until January 9, 2011. After the parade, viewing of these spectacular lights can be seen most prominently on Jefferson Street between Jones & Taylor Streets at the Sportfishing Harbor.