One of the very fun things we like to do during the holidays as a family in SoCal is watch a Holiday Boat Parade. There are several and if you look up their routes, you could find a great spot to watch it from land. This year, we saw a 2-in-1 on the water with Harbor Breeze Cruises.
On Saturday, December 13th, we set out to observe decorated boats for the Parade of 1,000 Lights in Rainbow Harbor with backdrops of The Queen Mary, then we cruised over to Naples Holiday Boat Parade and saw the parade from our boat. It’s so festive! We’re cruising to holiday music and wishing others in passing a “Merry Christmas!”
What we liked about cruising with Harbor Breeze is there’s plenty of seating, and it’s family-friendly. (Note: It’s open seating so if you have seating preferences, you’ll want to get in line early). The Holiday Boat Parade Cruise makes a great tradition if you can squeeze it in your busy schedule. (TIPS: Dress Warm! It gets cold on the water. Bring snacks. You’ll be on the water for at least 2 hours. There are also snacks, hot chocolate, and beverages available for purchase in the cabin.)
Harbor Breeze Cruises is located adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific at 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2 in Long Beach, California.