Christmas Boat Parade in Santa Barbara

One of our favorite events of the Christmas season in Santa Barbara is the boat parade. We’re always cold and sipping something yummy with almost full winter gear – this year it wasn’t too cold – and we watch the decorated boats float out into the channel and then we see fireworks.

Decorated mast and flags

The sailboats are, of course, motoring but it still looks like fun. We have to consider getting one and decorating it next year when Owen is here.

Sailboat decorated for Christmas

It got dark quickly and so the photos aren’t great. This was a smaller boat all decorated for the parade.

Small boat decorated for the Christmas parade

Here was a kayaker braving the cold.

Kayak decorated for the Christmas parade

And one of the fishing trawlers

Fishing boat at Christmas

And fireworks

Christmas fireworks


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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

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