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Cruise of Lights - HUNTINGTON BEACH -  Holiday Boat Cruise


Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights Photo

Cruises depart dock at:
5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Board the bus at Huntington Harbour Mall (back parking lot Algonquin & Saybrook)

Order: HHPC-Cruise of Lights' Tickets. 16889 Algonquin Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Fax your order anytime to: 714/840-7542.


Voted TOP 10 HOLIDAY CELEBRATION by Coastal Living Magazine & 10 BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DESTINATION IN THE U.S., the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents the 50th Annual Cruise of Lights. A 45-minute narrated boat tour through the sparkling waterways of Huntington Harbour. Come experience "the most spectacular holiday light show on water" and see thousands of lights on boats, decks, docks and homes, plus incredible animation! Bring the entire family and enjoy the Cruise of Lights, a beloved annual tradition.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's Youth Music Education Programs. For more info or to purchase tickets on-line, go to

December 15 - 23, 2012

Cruises depart dock at:
5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Shuttles to the cruise leave from the Huntington Harbour Mall parking lot. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to accommodate shuttle transportation time.

$17.00 Adults
$10.00 Children (2-12 only)
Under 2 are FREE
Special Value Night on DECEMBER 20, 2012 ($15.00 Adults)
Charter Rate available

BY PHONE: (714) 840-7542
IN PERSON: 16889 Algonquin Street, Huntington Beach
(Mon-Fri from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Cruise of Lights in Huntington Beach is an annual holiday fun event held in Huntington Harbour. Tourists and Huntington Beach residents pack their kids, moms, dads, husbands and wives and hop aboard boats that cruise the waterways of Huntington. A show of twinkling holiday lights includes several nautical miles of mansion house displays with animated snowmen, Rudolph, Santa Claus and Surf City - Southern California themes with palm trees, dolphins and also some religious displays in honor of Christmas and Hanukkah. Return to photos

Sponsored each year by an incredible staff of volunteers whose only goal is to raise huge sums of money to fund the musical programs in the public schools, they launch each annual event with a check presentation to the music teachers and principles at many of the Huntington Beach schools.

While it's possible to rent a Duffy electric boat on Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Beach, some who have done said say they will ride the Cruise of Lights boats this year because the traffic and waterways are better suited for seasoned boat captains in the very busy evenings and nights that bring out Huntington Harbour residents who own boat docks and yachts.

Tourists from Los Angeles drive down to experience the fun but like the Pageant of the Masters, you're better off buying tickets in advance. The Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights is a branch of the Orange County Philharmonic, supporting the performing arts and especially musical programs. Throughout the year students are provided opportunities for field trips to the Orange County Performing Arts Center to view concerts, plays and receive behind-the-scenes tours of the Performing Arts Center. The public can also attend free public tours of the Center or can purchase tickets to their concerts and musicals.

Parking for the Cruise of Lights is located and the Huntington Harbour Mall where several restaurants are located. For those seeking an early meal before the 45-minute to 1 hour cruise, you might consider a restaurant at the mall called House of Brews. This restaurant with a club atmosphere includes a full menu, cocktail bar and pool tables.

Nearby restaurants include Harpoon Harry's, J. King Neptune's,  Sam's Seafood, Captain Jack's, Mahe, Super Mex, Mimi's, California Pizza Kitchen and many more for after cruise dining or eating before hand.

For the full Cruise of Lights Schedule visit Huntington Beach Events or click on the specific days in the calendar above to view detailed information about the Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights such as date, time, ticket price and phone number to call.

Cruise of Lights Links:

Cruise of Lights - HUNTINGTON BEACH - Holiday Boat Cruise

Photos of Cruise of Lights Tour

Huntington Harbour Mansion Holiday Lights

Huntington Beach December Events Calendar

Cruise of Lights 2005 Press Release - Media News Information