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Enjoy the events, explore the waterfront

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, December 05, 2017) - Come to the Berkeley waterfront on Saturday for an array of kids' activities as well as a lighted boat parade.

At our inaugural "Winter on the Waterfront," you'll be able to enjoy hot chocolate, holiday treats and plenty of children's activities like face painting, crafts, and carnival games with prizes. A tot play area will keep the little ones entertained.

Decorate cookies and join in some California-style "snowball" fun (hint: even without actual snow, "snowballs" will be flying).  Santa and Elsa will be on-hand to visit and read stories.

Do all this while listening to holiday music and enjoying some of the region's best views of the Bay.  

Winter on the Waterfront & Lighted Boat Parade Winter Boat Parade
Saturday, December 9th
1:00pm - 6:30pm
Berkeley Yacht Club
1 Seawall Drive.  

After the sun sets, join us for the Berkeley Marina's inaugural Lighted Boat Parade, where boats dressed up in holiday lights will sail, motor, or paddle in a loop just outside of the harbor.

We'll also have a small-scale fireworks display along Seawall Drive and around the Berkeley Yacht Club. Bundle up. Bring blankets and low-back chairs. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Yacht Club and Berkeley Marine Center, this event promises to be a lively and festive way to spend a winter day.  

Interested boaters can register for the lighted boat parade here.  Participation is free and all entrants will receive T-shirts for the captain and crew, complimentary post-parade chowder and admittance to the awards ceremony at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in each category.

Visit us online to learn more about our Berkeley Waterfront and its parks, trails, playgrounds, and amenities. Get a glimpse at the Recreation division's offerings through the Activity Guide and sign up via our online registration portal.


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