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Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Celebrate the 28th Annual Lighting of the Bay
at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will kick off the holiday season with the 28th annual Lighting of the Bay celebration featuring a full schedule of seasonal festivities on Friday, November 23 from 3-8 p.m.

Families will enjoy live chorale performances, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand-up paddleboard and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations. An outdoor screening of a holiday movie will wrap up the evening with hot cocoa and cider. Additional food and bar concessions will be available for purchase.

Event Schedule:
3 p.m. – Live performances of holiday favorites by OC Children’s Song Group, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar High School Choirs
5:30 p.m. – Santa’s arrival and Lighting of the Bay
6 p.m. – Movie, “Elf”
*The lights will be turned on each night at dusk through the holiday season.

Event Price: FREE *On-site parking is $10