With more than 105 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is viewed by more than 1.6 million people each year.
Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have “decked the hulls” of their vessels and homes for the annual boat parade. It features approximately 250 elaborately decorated boats, with prizes awarded in categories such as Best Lights and Animation and Best Humor and Originality. As the parade moves through the harbor, spectators can view the parade from almost any location on shore for free.
By Dec. 1, thousands of lights illuminate the harbor and hundreds of themed estates over the five nights from the third Wednesday in December to the third Sunday, which fall on Dec.¬¬ 17-21 this year.
Cruises during the holiday nights offer views of all the light displays at bay-front estates and many of the competing ships in the parade.
309 Palm St., Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Dec.4, 2014, to January 4, 2015