Big Bay Balloon Parade set for Dec. 30 on San Diego waterfront

SAN DIEGO — Southern California boaters can celebrate the holiday season by watching “America’s largest balloon parade” at the 2015 Port of San Diego’s Holiday Bowl Parade, beginning at 10 a.m., Dec. 30 in downtown San Diego.

The bayside streets of downtown will come alive with the balloon procession bringing families, marching bands, drill teams and floats together for a day of celebration. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience. 

World-class marching bands, floats, drill teams and enormous balloons will parade down the streets of San Diego. The day kicks off with the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Bumble Bee Seafoods 5k at 9:45 a.m. The Holiday Bowl Parade is scheduled for 10 a.m.

The parade will start near the near the County Administration Building on North Harbor Drive and will run south passed B Street Pier, Broadway Pier and Navy Pier, finishing on West Harbor Drive. The parade will be televised locally and nationally.

Shoreside spectators can obtain a seat in the grandstand near the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Grandstand tickets are $20. There is a $2 processing fee for each purchase.

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