Approximately 25,000 people view the Marina del Rey Boat Parade each year.  Many enjoy the festivities from popular viewing spots like Fisherman’s Village or Burton Chace Park, while others enjoy the view of the parade from a water front restaurant, their balcony at home or from the comfort of their hotel room. The boat parade continues to be a favorite community event that kicks off the holiday season in Marina del Rey.

  • This year’s theme: Joy on the Water.  
  • 2021 Grand Marshal:  Doctors and Nurses
  • Best viewing spots: Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village.
  • Free Admission


  • 5:55 pm – 6:00 pm: Fireworks
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Boat Parade

More info here:

Interested in participating in the parade?

  • Great prizes for winners!
  • All boats must pre-register. Only pre-registered boats will be eligible for judging and prizes.  Please check on Parade Entry page.

View flyer for 2021 details!

Venice Paparazzi is excited to once again be the official photographers for the event,  as well as be hosting a fun photo booth.  Join us on Sat. Dec. 11, 2021.

View or re-live the 2019 MDR boat parade via Venice Paparazzi photos

For more 2021 MDR Boat Parade event info:

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