Seaduction, winner of the International Award in the 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights in 2017. File photo

Organizers of the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights have picked “Comic-Con on the Bay” as the theme for this year’s popular holiday boating spectacle.

The theme was chosen in recognition of Comic-Con’s 50th anniversary, making the giant pop-culture convention two years older that the Parade of Lights.

“The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights gives boat enthusiasts and owners an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity in a fun way and we can’t wait to see what they come up with to celebrate Comic-Con’s 50th Anniversary this year,” said Parade Chairman Larry Baumann.

Presented by the Port of San Diego, the event brings more than 100,000 spectators to the San Diego Bay waterfront each year.

The dates for this year’s two parades of lavishly decorated and brightly lit boats are Dec. 8 and 15.

The two-hour parade route starts at Shelter Island and travels west past Harbor Island, then south along the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and Cesar Chavez Park before turning parallel with the Coronado Bridge to the west side of the bay. The parade then proceeds past Peohe’s Chart House to the finish line in front of the Coronado Ferry Landing.

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