Move over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and make way for the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade. The USA Network will be broadcasting our parade on New Year’s Day Weekend. It will be shown on Friday, January 2nd at Noon on the East Coast and 9AM here in San Diego.
The actual parade takes place at 9AM Monday, December 29th. This is the perfect chance for you to get taped on video soaking in the warm San Diego sunshine for all your friends in the rest of the country to see. Tell them to pour themselves some hot cocoa, cover themselves in a warm blanket and wish they were in San Diego.
Be sure to ask for the day off from work and show America that the place to be for a wintertime parade is our own San Diego. Kermit the Frog will the the Grand Marshall. You can watch the parade in person for free as it heads down Harbor Drive from the County Administration Building to the area in front of Seaport Village. However, to increase your odds of getting on TV you will need to buy $15 tickets to sit in the grandstand area in front of the Holiday Inn.
Afterwards, there will be a Family Festival on Broadway Pier. So be sure to ask for the whole day off from work and enjoy.