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Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to kick off the holiday season with the 32nd Annual Lighting of the Bay opening night celebration featuring a full schedule of festivities on Friday, November 25 from 4-9 p.m. The resort’s nightly bay lighting will continue through New Year’s Day.

On opening night, families will enjoy live musical performances, stocking and ornament decorating, holiday photo booths, and more. Santa will take center stage at dusk as he flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than fifty holiday decorations and Christmas trees. Sip hot cocoa and cider while watching an outdoor screening of a holiday movie to wrap up the evening. Festive food and bar concessions will be available for purchase.

Through the winter season, Newport Dunes welcomes guests and the public to experience and enjoy a variety of additional family-friendly resort activities, amenities and holiday happenings.

Holiday Food Concessions & Bar | 4–8 p.m.
Clam chowder, chili, churros, and festive drinks available for purchase. Full bar.

Photo Booth | 4–8 p.m.

Stocking and Ornament Decorating | 4-7 p.m. (or until supplies last)

South California Holiday Brass | 4:30–5:30 p.m.

OC Song & Dance | 5:30–6 p.m.

Santa Arrival & Lighting | 6 p.m.

Photos with Santa | 6:15–8:30 p.m.

Holiday Movie on the Beach | After lighting

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