Okay, yes, Fisherman’s Wharf is a tourist trap that any self-respecting San Franciscan avoids at all costs. But you have to admit, it does gets festive down there for the holidays. And tonight the Bay will be filled with thousands of twinkling lights for the annual Holiday Lights and Sights Boat Parade.

“The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District will once again join the St. Francis Yacht Club to present the oldest and largest lighted boat holiday parade on San Francisco Bay. More than 75 boats festooned with lights & holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront Friday, December 17, 2010 starting at 6:00pm.

Spectators can get a great view from the walkway along the Aquatic Park, PIER 39 Marina Green, and Crissy Field Beach. Restaurants along the Wharf will also offer a fantastic vantage point as well as traditional holiday menus.”

For more info, go here.

Photo credit: http://visitfishermanswharf.com