Announcing the Winners of the Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade and Best Dressed Homes & Bridges

Adult Boats

  1. DOGTOWN SANTA: Jessica Beeman
  2. BABY SANTA KONG & THE STRAY CAT ELVES: Steve Gato
  3. STARRY NIGHT: Mark Galanty
  4. TWISTER: Michael Konter
  5. STAR TOURS: James & January Arnall, Kent Hayward & Lissa Hurchalla

Kid’s Boats

  1. SANTAS STARRY SLEIGH: Margaret Baelter
  2. SS DOGTOWN: Mark Hruby
  3. CAT IN THE HAT CLEAN UP CREW: Owen Hills-Klaus
  4. TWINKLE TWINKLE: Mary Territo
  5. THE JEW CREW: Lori Shapiro
  6. P’S GREEN BOAT: Imogen Harbinson-Frith

Homes

  1. 422-424 Carroll Canal: Lindsay McKay & Matthew Gitlin
  2. 408 Sherman Canal: Teresa Vega
  3. 446 Sherman Canal: Carol Cassella

Honorable Mention 446 Carroll Canal Jim & Barrie Kaufman

Bridges

  1. Linnie near Grand Canal: Katherine Hollis & Christine Binns
  2. Grand Canal at Sherman: James & January Arnall
  3. Sherman near Grand Canal: Darryl DuFaye & Friends

Honorable Mention Eastern at Howland Ct Frankie & Peter Bergman

The Venice Canals Association would like to thank everyone who participated in this 31st Annual Holiday Boat Parade by decorating homes, boats and bridges and also Sandy Berens’ fearless parade committee: Renee Kaplan, Dave & Toni Mannix, Paul & Jose Scibetta, Nadine Parkos, Irv & Trudi Puskin, Jon Schacht, Deb Kaufman, Maggie Bright, Victor Hammer, Michael Towne, Claudette Shores & CJ Cole.

And the local restaurants that donated prizes:

  • 26 Beach:  3100 Washington Blvd – 310-823-7526
  • Baja Cantina:  311 Washington Blvd – 310-821-2252
  • C&O Cucina: 3016 Washington Blvd – 310-301-7278
  • C&O Trattoria: 31 Washington Blvd – 310-823-9491
  • Café del Rey: 4451 Admiralty Way, MDR – 310-823-6395
  • Canal Club: 2025 Pacific Ave – 310-823-3878
  • Canali Café: 123 Washington Blvd – 310-822-5379
  • Cheesecake Factory: 4142 Via Marina, MDR – 310-306-3344
  • Danny’s: 23 Windward Ave – 310-566-5610
  • Gjelina: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd – 310-450-1429
  • Islands: 404 Washington Blvd – 310-822-3939
  • James Beach: 60 N Venice Blvd – 310-823-5396
  • Joni’s: 522 Washington Blvd – 800-792-5750
  • Pasta Factory: 425 Washington Blvd – 310-823-9838
  • Shanghai Red’s: 13813 Fiji Way, MDR – 310-823-4522
  • The Terrace Café: 7 Washington Blvd – 310-578-1530
  • Tony P’s: 4445 Admiralty Way, MDR  - 310-823-4534
  • Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar: 1635 Abbot Kinney Blvd – 310-314-2229

2012 Boat Parade and Bridge & Homes Decorating Contest Winners (printable PDF)



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