Since 1966. Channel Islands Harbor kicks off the holidays with its holiday Parade of Lights, with the parade beginning at 7 p.m. This time-honored tradition kicks off the holidays with a full day and evening of family fun, thousands of sparkling lights dancing on the water and the magical moment when Santa flies across the sky marking the beginning of the parade. Children’s activities and artists market will take place at Marine Emporium Landing, meet Santa (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.), snowplay in the morning and strolling carolers (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm). Parade begins at 7 p.m. and can be viewed throughout the harbor. Waterfront viewing is available from some restaurants and boat charters.