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Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Come to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, as we kick off the holiday season with the 29th Annual Lighting of the Bay celebration, featuring a full schedule of holiday festivities, and a live concert by The Tijuana Dogs, on Saturday, November 30 from 3-9:30 p.m.

Families will enjoy live chorale and concert performances, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa Claus will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by Waverunner and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 LED-lit Christmas trees and holiday decorations. An outdoor “Movies on the Beach” screening of ELF will be featured.

This event is FREE. However, we highly recommend purchasing parking passes in advance so you have a reserved parking space. Using rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft is also recommended.

The day’s schedule includes:

3:00 PM – Choir and Talent Groups Performances begin

Train Rides, cookie decorating and holiday crafts will be offered for as long as supplies last.

Food trucks will be serving a wide variety of food and full bars will be offering your favorite cocktails and hot toddies.

5:00 PM – Countdown to the Lighting of the Bay featuring Santa Claus arriving by wave runner. Get your picture taken with Santa following the lighting of the bay.

6:00 PM – Movie of the Beach featuring ELF!  Bring your blankets and beach chairs.

Concert with the Tijuana Dogs

The Tijuana Dogs will perform live during a ticketed concert, with full bar service, to culminate the evening with festive decorations, full bar service and additional food favorites in our main tent (concert light show included). Hot cider and cocoa are also available. Parking is limited. Tickets are on sale now.

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