Participants should plan now for Parade of Lights


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Yacht Club would like to remind residents that boats will be parading through the East Bay and Main Lake on Saturday, December 10.

Residents who wish to participate in this year’s Parade of Lights should fill out a registration form and start planning now. The registration form can be downloaded at


A spokesperson for the Yacht Club says, “Remember that your boat does not need to be the fancy-looking float that you see in the Rose Parade. It just needs to be decorated with lights. If you have ever been to any of the boat parades in Newport Beach, you know that many of the boats are just decorated with lights and are not trying to have a theme. The same applies to our parade. Just decorate your boat with lights and join in the fun of the evening.”

For those who need additional motivation to get started on their floats, the Yacht Club would like to remind potential participants that there are cash prizes and plaques for the winning floats. Sweepstakes: (Best Overall) $125 cash, plus plaque and perpetual trophy on display at POA office.

Commodore’s Award: $100 cash, plus plaque.

Best Pontoon: $100 1st, $50 2nd, $25, 3rd place.

Best Ski: $100 1st, $50 2nd, $25 3rd

Club/Civic: $100 1st, $50 2nd, $25 3rd.

Dash Plate awards will be given to each parade entrant, which can be directly mounted on your boat for your friends to see.

Participants should send their registration form to the organizers as soon as possible. Last-minute entries can sign up on the day of the parade at the East Port launch ramp at 4:30 p.m. Boats that do not go through the registration process will not be eligible for judging and prizes, but are still welcome to participate. Club and group floats also are encouraged and welcome to participate. For more information, contact Jim Lange at 951-723-2441 or