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Christmas Boat Parade

We excitedly look forward to another favorite time in Newport Harbor and we invite you to save December 18-22 on your calendar for the 111th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Times

 

Coordinated by the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Committee, which is guided by the leadership of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Newport Beach boat parade will both commence and finish at the tip of Lido Isle. As in previous years, the Christmas Boat Parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night.

A Newport Beach Boat Parade Unlike Any Other Event

 

Each year the beloved holiday tradition lights up the harbor and draws holiday enthusiasts from across the region. Residents and visitors can enjoy the Christmas Boat Parade from a variety of public viewing locations including the new 10.5-acre Marina Park, which offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route. Another favorite option to see the beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks, and canoes are the numerous Dine & Watch waterfront restaurants or Dine & Walk from one of the harbor-adjacent restaurants to one of the convenient viewing spots. Public boat cruises offered each night of the parade are another great option to view the parade and travel with the parade viewing many of the bayfront homes also in full décor.

Christmas Newport Boat Parade, Plan Your Trip

 

Whether you are planning a lavish holiday feté on your private dock or looking forward to making a reservation at your favorite harbor establishment, visit www.ChristmasBoatParade.com for a map that includes approximate times the route will pass each destination point. And don’t forget to check back often as more details will be available, including this year’s Grand Marshal. If you are looking for a place to stay overnight for this famed Newport Boat Parade, here’s an array of hotels and resorts.


Christmas Boat Parade Schedule

Everyone’s favorite Newport Beach Boat Parade will start and finish at Lido Isle.

Wednesday, December 18

6:15PM – Fireworks at Newport Pier
6:30PM –  Christmas Boat Parade Begins
Grand Marshal: Christina Anstead – Star of HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop

Thursday, December 19

6:30PM –  Christmas Boat Parade Begins
Grand Marshals: Newport Chamber Honors: Business Person of the Year Jim Walker and Citizen of the Year Nancy Gardner

Friday, December 20

6:30PM – Christmas Boat Parade Begins
Grand Marshals: The Young Americans

Saturday, December 21

6:30PM – Christmas Boat Parade Begins
Grand Marshals: A Salute to Hometown Heroes

Sunday, December 22

6:30PM – Christmas Boat Parade Begins
9:05PM – Fireworks at Balboa Pier (just after the parade concludes)
Grand Marshals: Corona del Mar High School Drum Line accompanied by Sugar Ray’s Stan Frazier


Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

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