Parade of Lights Highlights
Boats of all sizes, decorated in holiday lights and ornaments circle Oceanside Harbor while onlookers watch from the beach, harbor, restaurants and boats. It’s also a great time to party, have a beach fire and celebrate. To avoid the hassle of getting a parking spot, come early. No public transportation goes to harbor
North Harbor has commercial vessels. Harbor Village (where the lighthouse is) and most restaurants are located in this section of harbor. South Harbor has private vessels. Jolly Rogers restaurant located here.
Where to View Event
For best viewing, stand along the side of Oceanside Harbor near the Harbor Police and fishing dock (see map). From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice.
The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.
North end of Harbor Beach next to the jetty overlooks the harbor inlet.
• North side of South Harbor (fills fastest)
• East side of South Harbor on other side
• North side of North Harbor next to Jolly Rogers
• South Harbor Drive at Harbor Beach (fills fast)