Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights This free celebration features boats decorated for the annual holiday season that will sail around Mission Bay. More than 100 vessels take to the water for the parade. The boat parade begins at the Quivira Basin. Best viewing is from Crown Point, the east side of Vacation Island or the west side of Fiesta Island. The parade ends with a firework display and the lighting of the SeaWorld Skytower Tree of Lights.