It was a spectacular event with 70+ boats circling the Marina, all decked out in holiday lights and decor.  Fireworks, live bands, dancing, doctors and nurses as the Grand Marshalls, and more made it one big floating party!The Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade continues to be a favorite community event that kicks off the holiday season in Marina del Rey.  This year’s parade theme was “Joy on the Water.”   
The Marina del Rey Boat Parade Committee

Thank you to the MDR Holiday Boat Parade Committee for hosting such a cool community event year after year.

  • CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD:  Louis Scaduto
  • PRESIDENT:  Kelly King
  • VICE PRESIDENT:  Lowell Safier
  • SECRETARY:  Phil Seelig
  • DIRECTORS: Diane Barretti,  Jerry Magnussen, David Ross, Harvey Ross, and Cindy Williams
  • PRIZE COORDINATOR:  Sarah Stoneback

Congrats to this year’s 2021 MDR Holiday Boat Parade winners!

Best Overall: #19 – NOSSO LAR
Best Power: #52 – WEEKEND HOOKER
Best Sail: #33 – ELLIS ISLAND
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Best Yacht Club: #45 – LET’S GO
Best Individual: #60 – STILETTO
Best Company: #72 – TOWBOAT U.S. MARINA DEL REY
Best Organization: #61 – BETTY 0 – MARINA DEL REY ANGLERS
Best Charter: #39 – HOTEL CALIFORNIA
1st Place Theme: #18 – SOCIAL DISTANCING
2nd Place Theme: #26 – MYSTIC
1st Place Lights: #7 – LOVE THE JOURNEY
2nd Place Lights: #4 – ZEN
1st Place Spirit: #6 – ELLEN
2nd Place Spirit: #15 THE ANNIBELLS
1st Place Animation: #3 – SOUTHERN CROSS
2nd Place Animation: #24 -CHARLES HATHAWAY
1st Place Music: #10 – MACONDO
2nd Place Music: #62 – REYNA DEL MAR
1st Place Band: #43 PHISH TALES
2nd Place Band: #48 BOUNDLESS

Venice Paparazzi rolled out the red carpet for the MDR Holiday Boat Awards ceremony on Dec. 12, 2021.  It was a spectacular time had by all!

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Venice Paparazzi hosted a fun MDR Holiday boat themed photo booth!

Guests enjoyed 4 x 6 prints and were able to text and email themselves photos from the booth!  View some of our favorites here!  Photo booth and photos courtesy of Department of Beaches & Harbors – Los Angeles County.

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