Venice Paparazzi is proud to be the official photographers and photo booth providers for the 60th Annual Marina del Rey Boat Parade!  See you there!

Here is a message from the Marina del Rey Boat Parade Committee:

Presented by Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

Our 60th annual celebration of winter holidays at The Marina del Rey is just around the corner and it’s going to be one you don’t want to miss.  Join us for a magical night on the marina, full of enchantment and wonder. Featuring boats, adorned with lights and decorations to celebrate the winter holiday season, festive drinks and food options to delight your palate, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Parade Route:  The main channel of Marina del Rey harbor

Schedule Summary:

  • Burton Chace Park:  10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (All Day)
  • Fireworks:  5:55 PM – 6:00 PM (5 Minutes)
  • Parade:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (2 Hours)

Best Viewing Locations: 


Interested in entering the 2022 MDR Boat parade?

Come and celebrate with us, as we continue our winter tradition for its 60th year! We are very excited to welcome one and all to our fantastic boat parade, which we encourage you to decorate extra magical this year.

  • Form your Boat team with friends and family, any boat sizes are welcome, decorate your boat and have lots of fun, the winners will get rewards at the Awards Ceremony.
  • Start considering planning your decorated boat project now!
  • All boats must pre-register. Only pre-registered boats will be eligible for judging and prizes.

Register now!

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2022 Theme:  Sparkle on the water


🌟 Best Overall
🌟 Best Power
🌟 Best Sail
⭐️ Best Individual
⭐️ Best Organization
⭐️ Best Charter
⭐️ Best Yacht Club
⭐️ Best Company
⭐️ Best Theme
⭐️ Best Music
⭐️ Best Spirit
⭐️ Best Live Band
⭐️ Best Lights
⭐️ Best Animation

Judging will take place at various locations throughout the parade route.  Winners will be awarded their prizes at our Awards Ceremony.

To enter and for more info, visit

Venice Paparazzi is excited to be the official photographers for the 2022 MDR Holiday Boat Parade!

This will be our third year working with the Marina del Rey Boat Parade Committee.  If you participated in the 2019 and 2021 MDR Boat parade event,  we may have taken a photo of you.  Re-live the best of  2019-2021 MDR Boat Parade photos by Venice Paparazzi


2021 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.  Last year’s parade theme was “Joy on the Water.”   
In this photo:  2021  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

Winners of the 2021 MDR Holiday Boat Parade!

Best Overall: #19 – NOSSO LAR
Best Power: #52 – WEEKEND HOOKER
Best Sail: #33 – ELLIS ISLAND
Photos coming soon for
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.

Need photographers or a photo booth?   Think of your local photographers Venice Paparazzi., 310.922.8456

Looking for your MDR Boat Parade photos? Get your free downloads courtesy of Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, and  L.A. County Department of Beaches & Harbors.

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