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Thursday, December 10, 2009

46. Redondo Beach Xmas Boat Parade - 12/12

Here's yet another free thing to do this weekend!
On Saturday, December 12th from 5:30-7:00 PM, decked out boats (and dinghys as shown in the photo here) will be parading between King Harbor Marina and the Redondo Beach Pier (see route map online).

Santa's... dinghy?
Originally uploaded by snehls

This will be the 18th Annual King Harbor Christmas Parade in Redondo Beach. Come an hour or two early to take a romantic stroll along the one mile of waterfront during sunset. But make sure to stake your spot at one of the many restaurants, the Redondo Beach Yacht Club, the breakwalls or anywhere along the piers. Parking is available in the pier parking structure, Redondo Beach Marina and street parking (meters are free during this time of year). The weather bunny is predicting a 70% of light rain in the 50 degrees range, so bundle up (but I'm crossing my fingers that the weather bunny will be wrong again).

While you are having so much festive fun, why not...

make it a full holiday weekend at the beach? If you can make it out to the beach area earlier on Saturday, head over to the Sand Snowman Contest next door and hang out with Surfing Santa in Hermosa Beach (see Cheap Date Idea #20). Stay an extra day and enjoy the Annual Holiday Fireworks Festival in Manhattan Beach on Sunday (see Cheap Date Idea #21). Don't worry if your (or your date's) weekend is already booked! Check out the other Christmas Boat Parades next weekend in Long Beach (see Cheap Date Idea #23) and Newport Beach (see Cheap Date Idea #24). If you know about any other free and fun holiday events in LA and OC, please do share! Happy Holidays!

Approximate cost of creative date idea = FREE + Parking.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = Priceless.
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Kiss & Tell Idea by Bianca at South Bay Rants n Raves (@SBayRantsnRaves)
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