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The Best Places to See Newport Beach Christmas Lights

December 22, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Newport Beach is transformed into a coastal winter wonderland with twinkling lights, festive displays and seasonal sips and shops around every corner. To get you in the jolly mood, we’ve rounded up the best dazzling Newport Beach Christmas light displays. Newport Beach’s holiday activities are a great way to spend your holiday family vacation. Make sure to download the Holiday Pass to explore the Christmas Lights Trail and more seasonal happenings!

Best Christmas Lights in Newport Beach

Night of 1000 Lights at Sherman Library & Gardens

Enjoy a variety of spectacular light displays and entertainment during Night of 1000 Lights at Sherman Library and Gardens! Ooh and ahh your way through their famous technicolor light tunnel and do a boogie through their Disco Inferno. Only available select nights through December, make sure to buy your ticket soon because this event sells out every year!

Purchase Tickets: thesherman.org

1000 Lights Sherman Gardens
Newport Beach Christmas lights walkway

Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes

Come see 40 LED trees and floats illuminate the bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. A 30-year tradition, this event is free to public and is available every evening through Jan. 1st.

Still searching for a Christmas tree? While enjoying this free Christmas light display in Orange County, you can also shop for your favorite Christmas tree. Hot drinks and snacks are also available from the market,

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Water holiday lights in Newport Beach

Ring of Lights on Balboa Island

It’s not the holiday season in Newport Beach without a stroll around Balboa Island to admire the Ring of Lights! Bundle up and walk by more than two dozen extravagantly decorated waterfront homes on Balboa Island. From themed to animated, these homes compete in an annual competition to showcase their color and creativity.

Best Christmas lights in Newport Beach!
Photo Credit : Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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