Big Guns And Free Cocoa, A San Pedro Christmas


More than sixty decorated boats will cruise alongside the USS Iowa this Saturday, showing off their holiday lights and trying to avoid the gunfire from the massive battleship’s “saluting battery.” The friendly salvo is part of an evening onboard the military vessel that includes live music, free cocoa, characters from The Nutcracker, and an ornament-making workshop with the folks from Crafted. Throw in Santa Claus, tall ships, and some workaday harbor craft mingling around the port and experience a real San Pedro Christmas. 


WHAT:         Battleship IOWA’s Annual Boat Parade Viewing Party  

WHEN:         Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE:       Battleship IOWA

                     250 South Harbor Boulevard

                     San Pedro, CA  90731

TICKETS:    $5-$20


Photos by Christopher M. Tiboni and Daniel Schwen