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Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade postponed due to weather

Posted at 2:32 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 23:57:45-05

The Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade has been postponed because of the storm hitting the Central Coast.

The city announced Thursday the parade would be moved to December 8 due to high winds and rain in the forecast. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

It was supposed to be held on Saturday, December 1.

“Any significant precipitation from light to torrential is a real safety threat, with wet decks, potential wind, and limited visibility. The inclusion of portable generators and electrical cords strung over and around persons on boats are dangerous in the rain,” said Eric Endersby, Harbor Director.

“This parade is a gift the boaters give to the community, and their safety is the utmost importance to us, we need to move the parade date to ensure good weather and safe parade,” said Teri Bayus, Lighted Boat Parade coordinator.

The city says the parade has been rescheduled several times in its 33-year history due to weather.

The Friday Night Boat Preview is still scheduled to go on as planned on November 30. The lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Trees will also start that day.

The Paddle Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Tidelands Park.

Santa will be in his house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each night. All of the events are free to the public.

Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade
Photo Courtesy: City of Morro Bay