Newport Beach Harbor comes alive with decorations in December.

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With over 100 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed by over two million people each year.

Another competition called the “Ring Of Lights” has Bayfront estates competing for top honors in all out holiday décor & light displays.

The Newport Beach Boat Parade of Lights takes place over 5 nights from the third Wednesday in December to the third Sunday.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)

Newport Landing provides 3 cruises each night of the parade and all of December to view the amazing light displays. Cruises during the parade travel in the parade and view both ships and estates in full décor. Cruises during the Holiday Lights Cruises view all of the amazing light displays of bay front estates and landscapes along with many of the competing ships in the parade.

Home to the West Coast’s largest recreational harbor, Newport Beach pays homage to its iconic boating culture through a fleet of wonderfully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes motoring along a 14-mile course.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)

RING OF LIGHTS:
Homes along the Christmas boat parade route participate in a decorating contest called the Ring of Lights where each house features its own extravagantly themed decorations. From lights on every façade to roof-top animated scenes and dancing Christmas trees, the Ring of Lights has become as celebrated as the boat parade itself. Visitors can view homes by walking around Newport Beach waterfront neighborhoods such as Balboa Island and Balboa Village or view by boat charter or boat rental.

FIREWORKS:
The parade will have an exhilarating firework display from the Newport Pier at 6:15 p.m. on opening night and 9 p.m. from the Balboa Pier on closing night.

WHERE TO VIEW:
Marina Park Event on Opening Night
: Bring the entire family to Marina Park (1600 W. Balboa ave, Newport Beach, CA) on opening night for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade kick-off event, which includes a full evening of festivities: an opening ceremony, front-row parade viewing and first-ever Holiday Market! The opening night ceremony starts at 5 p.m. and includes speakers and a live musical performance. The holiday market begins at 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Fireworks at 6:15 p.m. and the parade sails by Marina Park at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)

What:          114th Annual Christmas Boat Parade

When:         December 14-18, 2022

Where:        Newport Landing (309 Palm Street, Newport Beach, CA)

Time:          6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. nightly

Homepage

https://www.christmasboatparade.com/

FB event

https://www.facebook.com/events/840605210640050

Enter your boat and/or home in the parade

https://www.christmasboatparade.com/enter/

Dine and Watch (view the parade from one of these restaurants)

https://www.christmasboatparade.com/viewing-restaurants/

map of Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (photo by NB Boat Parade)

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