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Experience the Magic of Marina del Rey's Waterfront Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Events in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey's Holiday Extravaganza:
A Holiday Season in Marina del Rey

Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

Welcome to Marina del Rey, a picturesque coastal community in Southern California, where the holiday season comes alive with a delightful array of festivities and the renowned Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade.

The holiday season in Marina del Rey is a time of celebration and merriment, offering an array of festive events for both locals and visitors to enjoy. The annual Marina Lights at Burton Chace Park transforms the area into a dazzling wonderland, setting the stage for the much-anticipated New Year's Eve fireworks show. This year, the family-friendly GLOW party promises to light up the night at Burton Chace Park, adding an extra layer of excitement to the holiday season. However, the highlight of the festivities remains the beloved Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, where beautifully decorated boats adorned with holiday lights grace the waterfront, creating a stunning spectacle that is not to be missed. Visitors are encouraged to explore the harbor by walking, biking, or paddling to fully immerse themselves in the holiday spirit. Additionally, the charming shopping districts of Fisherman's Village, Boardwalk Shops, and Waterside Shops offer a perfect opportunity for holiday shopping while basking in the glow of twinkling lights throughout the month of December.

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 5:55 PM - 8:30 PM (2 hr 35 min)
The 61st annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade is a cherished Southern California tradition that enchants visitors and locals alike with its magical display of festively adorned boats illuminated by shimmering lights. Spectators can gather at popular viewing spots like Fisherman's Village, Burton Chace Park, or along the scenic South Jetty to witness the captivating parade. The evening's festivities commence with a brief but dazzling fireworks display at 5:55 p.m., adding an extra touch of grandeur to the event. Before the parade's grand procession begins, Burton Chace Park becomes a hub of holiday cheer from 4 to 8 p.m., where attendees can relish in the melodious tunes of carolers, savor delicious food truck fare, and capture cherished photo opportunities, making it a heartwarming and memorable holiday celebration for all to enjoy.

13967 Marquesas Way #50 Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Marina Lights at Burton Chace Park

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (All Day)
Experience the enchantment of Marina Lights at Burton Chace Park throughout December as it transforms into a mesmerizing wonderland of festive light displays. From December 7 through the 31st, the park comes alive with Christmas lights, casting a warm and welcoming glow from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday evenings, visitors can also enjoy free entertainment, such as The Wonderelles performing holiday songs with a '50s rock style from 4 to 6 p.m. It's the perfect opportunity to bring your low-back beach chairs or picnic blankets, settle in, and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. For those looking to stay warm and cozy, hot cocoa and refreshments are available for purchase, and it's advisable to dress warmly as you partake in this heartwarming and free holiday experience in Marina del Rey.

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Free Concerts at Fisherman's Village

Throughout weekends in December, 1-4 PM
Embrace the joy of live music with the return of free outdoor concerts at Fisherman's Village throughout the weekends in December, from 1 to 4 p.m. This delightful musical series brings the waterfront plaza to life with a diverse range of genres, including R&B, Jazz, Latin, Pop, and Blues, presented by talented performers. These open-air concerts offer a fantastic opportunity for locals and visitors to unwind and enjoy the melodic tunes while taking in the scenic beauty of Marina del Rey. Weather permitting, this musical treat provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing afternoon by the waterfront during the holiday season.

13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Free Outdoor Movies at Jamaica Bay Inn

Every Sundat at Dusk
Experience the magic of outdoor cinema at Jamaica Bay Inn with their free Sunday evening movie series, held every week as the sun sets. The movie night begins with seating available at 7 p.m., creating a cozy atmosphere for moviegoers to relax and prepare for the feature presentation. Warm drinks, delectable snacks, and treats are available for purchase, ensuring that you can indulge in your favorite movie snacks as you enjoy the film. For the ultimate comfort, bring along your low chairs, blankets, and pillows, and get ready to settle in for a night of entertainment. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to secure your spot, and look forward to a diverse lineup of movies that will be shared soon, promising a delightful and memorable cinematic experience by the picturesque Jamaica Bay.

4175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

New Years Eve Fireworks

December 31, 2023
Get ready to ring in the New Year with a burst of excitement as the annual New Year's Eve Fireworks and Glow Party return to Marina del Rey on December 31, 2023. Head to Fisherman's Village or find a spot near the South Jetty to witness the breathtaking annual fireworks display that marks the countdown to midnight. The sky will light up with fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and again at 11:59 p.m., ensuring a spectacular celebration for all ages. For a family-friendly New Year's Eve bash, don't miss the Glow Party at Burton Chace Park from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. With free admission, this vibrant event promises a night of entertainment and festivities to welcome the new year in style, making it an unforgettable and joyous way to bid farewell to the old and embrace the possibilities of the year ahead.

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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