The Parade Route

Pay attention this year, the route is a little longer so Fortman and Grand Marina’s and the Yacht Clubs can be part of festivities.

Staging will be between the Public Pier at Fortman Marina and Wind River Buildings. The parade will start at dark and proceed West past Encinal and Oakland Yacht Clubs. Get your best holiday spirit on as this is where the judging happens. Be sure and keep 100 feet between you and the boat in front. This allows the judges time to look at each contestant and rate them. This is also where Fred Fago, Photographer extraordinaire, will take that shot that will go over the mantle for years to come.

Proceed to the Rusty Pelican  before turning across the Estuary to JLS! There will be some boats assisting you to know where to turn and to help maintain that critical 100 feet. From JLS proceed east to the Gran Marina Harbor Master building and turn back to the Alameda side. Proceed back to the staging area and do it one more time for those who couldn’t come earlier.

Staging Area

Upscale eatery, one of a small chain, pairs a large menu of fish-focused fare with wine & cocktails.


Address: 2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Judging Area

Rusty Pleican - Turn to Jack London Square

Jack London Square

Grand MArina