Calendar of Events



Sunday - Mini boat parade



Monday - Due Date Home Decorating Entries



Tuesday - Waterfront and Off Water Home Spotting



Wednesday - Judging Waterfront and Off Water Homes.



Thursday - Due Date Boat Decorating Entries



Thursday - Boat Parade Skippers Meeting, HHYC



Friday - Trophy Presentation for Waterfront and Off Water Home Winners



Saturday - Boat Parade Judging



Sunday - Trophy Presentation Brunch & Boat Parade, HHYC



Saturday - Cruise of Lights® begins: Dec 14, 15 & 19-23

Calling All Skippers


Welcome to the 2013 Huntington Harbour Boat Parade and Cruise of Lights®! The Cruise of Lights® is our way of providing funds for the music education of Orange County school children. The Boat Parade is a ‘thank you’ to the homeowners of Huntington Harbour for decorating their homes, in anticipation of the Cruise of Lights®.

This is the 51st year we have celebrated the winter season with a December boat parade. To some of you ‘old hats’ the parade is a means of expressing your love and appreciation for the residents of Huntington Harbour, the Philharmonic Society and the work they do. We wish to thank you for your past participation. Your enthusiasm has been instrumental in making the Boat Parade a huge success for 50 years.

It is that time of year when we get excited about the upcoming boat parade, where we have the opportunity to view our traditional favorites, while adding new, unique and exciting entries. ‘Music Around the World’ is our theme and this means that decorators will have a wide list of motifs from which to choose. There are certainly many different forms and traditions of music from different cultures. Pick your favorite and ‘run with it.’

We encourage and welcome new and past participants. If you have thought about it before but just didn't get around to entering, don't hesitate this year -- you will love being part of this! And to all past participants -- we look forward to seeing your entry again.

Beside the fun and excitement, we have 16 trophies to award you for your efforts. We have categories from ‘Most Religious’ to ‘Best Commercial Entry’ (see entry form). To further entice you, the parade will be televised and shown on Channel 3 over the Christmas season. Join us for this wonderful, charitable event – enter your boat.

The official forms are available for download (links above) in "Harbour Light" magazine, or at the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Office.

16889 Algonquin Street
Huntington Beach, CA  92649
Phone (714) 840-7542

You can reach us at
Please enter early as it really helps us in our parade planning.

Thank you,

2013 Grand Marshal, Bill Wheeler, and the entire Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Team