Department of Beaches and Harbors
Media Contact: Debbie Talbot
Phone: (310) 305-9548
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
47th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE & FIREWORKS SHOW
IN MARINA DEL REY'S MAIN CHANNEL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
GRAND MARSHAL ZAC SUNDERLAND LEADS BOAT PARADE
MARINA DEL REY, CALIF. – Dec. 3, 2009 – Organizers of the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade announced the 47th Annual Holiday Boat Parade will light up the Marina on Saturday, December 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The parade will commence with a fireworks display at 5:55 p.m. off the south jetty as brilliantly lit and decorated vessels circle the main channel of the Marina. Parade theme for the 2009 Holiday Boat Parade is "Christmas in Paradise."
Spectators can catch a glimpse of teen sailing sensation Zac Sunderland during the parade, as Sunderland will serve as the grand marshal aboard the vessel LeCompromis.
Boat owners will compete for numerous prize packages with the "Best Overall" winning a trip to Kona, Hawaii.
Best spots for viewing the Boat Parade are Burton Chace Park located at 13650 Mindanao Way and Fisherman’s Village at 13755 Fiji Way where spectators can see and hear the parade free of charge.
Free parking and boat launching is available at Los Angeles County public parking lots throughout Marina del Rey.
For event information, contact the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade at (310) 670-7130 or visit their website at www.mdrboatparade.org
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