This Weekend: Come Join the Holiday Boat Parade, Tree Lighting & More

There will be even more than a beautiful harvest moon to see on Saturday night when the city of Alameda hosts the 33rd Annual Lighted Yacht Parade on the estuary.

Visitors are encouraged to come to the Main Street Terminal at 2990 Main Street before 5 p.m. on December 5 to get a seat on the special 5:15 p.m. ferry for the event.

On Thursday, December 3, when the harvest moon was particularly bright over the bay and estuary, the Toys for Tots bin on the ferry was sadly empty.

Parade enthusiasts bringing toys to donate will ride free during the event. Otherwise, tickets are $3.50-$6.25. Refreshments will be on sale.

Too bad the Mayor Beverly Johnson is busy and can’t be on the ferry. The city hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, too.

And there are lots of other events on tap this weekend, which is dubbed the Mayor’s Hometown Holiday Weekend. Grab a warm coat and enjoy!

Janet Levaux