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The Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade 2011

Fisherman's Wharf CBD

The Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade:

The oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay

WHO: Presented by The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District and the St. Francis Yacht Club

WHEN: Friday, December 16: 6pm start

WHERE: PIER 39 / Beach Street & The Embarcadero. Parade begins off of Neptune’s Seafood Grill & Bar. Neptune’s is located on Level 2 at the Bay end of PIER 39.

The Fisherman’s Wharf fishing and crab fleet plus a host of private vessels depart at 6pm for a round-trip parade of boats lit with holiday lights, sailing to the St. Francis Yacht Club and back from Pier 39. The Holiday Lights & Sights event is the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is a world famous tourist attraction and a thriving and vibrant local neighborhood and commercial area. Home to world-class dining, shopping, hotels and endless entertainment opportunities, the Wharf is truly the place to start your San Francisco experience. 

As the home of San Francisco’s fishing fleet, docked along Jefferson Street, Fisherman’s Wharf is the important center of the city’s historic fishing industry. Along its neighborhood’s “Fish Alley” one can still see fishermen – and fisherwomen — at work, which is always a fun and unique San Francisco experience. The Wharf area is also the launching point for Bay cruises and charters.

Family entertainment is a neighborhood specialty. With its famous sea lions, Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Musee Mechanique, The Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39, the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien and the World War II submarine USS Pampanito, Fisherman’s Wharf is the perfect place to bring the kids. Specialty shops and restaurants line the Wharf–including PIER 39, Anchorage Square and THE CANNERY shopping complexes. The world famous Ghirardelli Square has been converted to an open-air center filled with fun shops and restaurants. Here visitors can even see the company’s original chocolate-making machines.