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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights puts together virtual lookback due to pandemic

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 15:28:57-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — While the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights was sidelined because of the pandemic this year, organizers brought the event's annual joy online.

Organizers released a video compilation of the parade from years past for what would have been the parade's 49th annual event.

"We are saddened that we cannot gather this year to celebrate the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, but we can see the magnificently decorated boats from previous years in our recap video that is shared online," said parade Chairman Larry Bauman.

The Bay Parade of Lights routinely brings more than 100,000 visitors to the waterfront, as 80 decorated boats glide through the bay on two weekends.

"Let us all do what we can to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and stay safe so that we can come back next year and celebrate the 2021 holiday season and enjoy the Parade of Lights on the bayfront," said Bauman.

You can see the parade's look back: