Bring the family to Marina del Rey’s Holiday Boat parade this Sat. Dec. 14th! Fireworks go off at 5:55 p.m.

Venice Paparazzi is excited to be the official photographers of the 2019 Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade!  Join us this Sat. Dec. 14th.

Here is a message from Marina del Rey Boat Parade!

The Marina del Rey Boat Parade continues to be a favorite community event that kicks off the holiday season in Marina del Rey.

The 2019 parade theme is “Kids Make Holidays Bright.” A brief fireworks show at 5:55 p.m. announces the start of the parade, which lasts until about 8 p.m. Free admission.

A traditional fireworks display will kick off the evening. Fireworks site is on the jetty near the entrance of the main channel.  All boats will begin circling the main channel of the Marina at 6:00 PM.  Free admission.

  • 5:55 pm – 6:00 pm Fireworks Show
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Holiday Boat Parade
  • Click on the play button above to view MDR Boat parade video.

View photos and pro tips/FAQ’s


Meet this year’s judges!

Do you have a boat? 

MDR Holiday Boat parade invites you to enter it. Low entry fees.  Enter online right now.


Best viewing locations and times:

  • Burton Chace Park. 13575 Mindanao Way.  Marina del Rey, 90292.
  • Fisherman’s Village  13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

MDR Boat Parade History:

Following from MDR Boat Parade.  Thousands of us who live in the Marina and thousands more from miles around come to the Marina to see the annual boat parade in Marina del Rey. But very few remember the first boat parade in Marina del Rey. When that first boat parade circled the Marina’s main basin in 1963 there were approximately 100 boats in the Marina and almost no buildings. Twenty of the hundred boats entered the parade. Read the entire history here!

Get there early and enjoy Snow Wonder! 

Join in on the spirit of winter at Marina del Rey’s Snow Wonder event this Saturday, December 14th, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Children can enjoy real snow, sledding, arts & crafts, face painting, live DJ, food trucks, a  Venice Paparazzi​ holiday photo booth, and much more.  Stop by the Venice Paparazzi photo booth for your 2019 Holiday family photo!

Venice Paparazzi’s favorite place to dine and drink in Marina del Rey!   Dine before or after the parade!

For more info:


View MDR boat parade photos!


For more info: www.mdrboatparade.org

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