Holiday FUN for the whole family!!

This is one for the kids!! The Maritime Museum will transform into a winter wonderland complete with holiday-themed activities for everyone. Skate around an ice rink, board a pirate ship bounce house, or take photos with Santa!!

4 p.m. to 8 pm., 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego.

AND watch the PARADE OF LIGHTS from any of our ships starting at 5:30pm!

This 46th year and true holiday tradition on the the San Diego Bay, the PARADE OF LIGHTS hold 80 boats decked out in festive lights and decorations. This year’s theme is “A Pirate’s Christmas,” so expect some swashbuckling displays on the water!!

Star of India Holiday Lights


Happy Holidays


Here at the museum we are excited to be a part of all of the San Diego holiday festivities.  Our ships will soon shimmer with twinkling lights and we will be hosting our annual fundraiser aboard the Berkeley Ferryboat during the Parade of Lights.

Since the Berkeley is the judging platform for the Parade of Lights awards, this event is typically a sell-out and its popularity has grown over the years. It is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, while supporting the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Maritime Museum ships with holiday lights

Your Parade of Lights Party ticket includes:
• Paid admission to the Maritime Museum, explore our historic collection of ships while you’re at the party or before.
• One of the best views of the Parade on San Diego Bay.
Seasonal Music.
• Holiday buffet.

Choose from two dates:
Sunday, December 9 or 16, 2012
Adults $50.00
Child 5-12 $25.00
Under 5 free
You must have a reservation for this event. Reservations must be received before December 3rd for dinner on the 9th, and before December 10th for dinner on the 16th.

Feel free to check our website for other seasonal events:

Fair winds,

Erica Geary