New York has the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Pasadena has the Rose Bowl Parade, but Sausalito’s Holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the Lighted Boat Parade. This year, Radio Sausalito will be airing a complete play-by-play of this year’s parade, in collaboration with Sausalito- On-The-Waterfront and the Sausalito Yacht Club.
Everyone watching the parade will be able to tune to Radio Sausalito’s internet stream, or to 1610 AM and enjoy the festivities and hear about each of the 50 or more brightly lit boats as they pass the reviewing stand next to the Ferry Terminal. Those lucky enough to watch from their homes in the Sausalito hills can also hear the audio via the “second audio channel” on Cable TV channel 26. The broadcast will be anchored by Radio Sausalito’s founder Jonathan Westerling, with play by play from longtime Bay Area TV Anchor Jim Vargas and great holiday music throughout.
The lighted boat parade has been a holiday staple in Sausalito since 1989. The free event is grand marshaled each year by Jim Gabbert’s 85’ Stephens motor yacht Defiance and begins off Clipper Yacht Harbor, passing the judges at the Sausalito Yacht Club downtown, and continues to the south end off the Cote d’Azure. The parade can be seen from The Seafood Peddler, Spinnaker Restaurant, Winterfest Tent, Gabrielson Park, the Ferry Landing, The Inn Above Tide, Casa Madrona Hotel, Yee Tok Chee Park, Angelino’s Restaurant, The Trident Restaurant, Scoma’s Restaurant, and all along the hillside.
Tune into Radio Sausalito this Satuday night starting at 6pm and enjoy the Lighted Yacht Parade like you’ve never heard it before – on the radio!