Celebrate the holiday season in Newport Beach, California! Enjoy the Newport Beach boat parade, tree lighting ceremonies, festive events, new year’s eve, and so much more holiday fun to get your spirits merry and bright. We mapped out all the holiday activity happenings in Newport Beach! Check back for additional programming and events happening in Newport Beach this holiday season.
113TH NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
& RING OF LIGHTS
Enjoy the magic of the holidays with the 113th anniversary of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Ring of Lights. Hailed by The New York Times as one of the nation’s top 10 holiday happenings, we are delighted to share our “Christmas Card to the World” from Dec. 15-19 at 6:30 p.m. nightly. You’re invited to “Jingle on the Waves” and watch as Newport Harbor sparkles and shines during this merry celebration! Please take a moment to view the parade map. This year’s parade will follow the same celebrated route, with participants commencing from the tip of Lido Isle.
Newport Beach is transformed into a coastal winter wonderland with twinkling lights and festive displays. From 90-ft-tall tree at fashion Island to the annual Lighting of the Bay, you’ll discover everything you’re looking for to make your season bright.
Santa will be in Newport Beach this holiday season! Magical memories can be made with in person and virtual visits with Santa this year.
STAY THE NIGHT & SEE THE LIGHTS
Let the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade serve as a reason to book a holiday-inspired staycation in Newport Beach. Enjoy various festive events, shop for last-minute holiday gifts, explore delicious winter menus and much more.
Make your list and check it twice! Newport Beach is the destination for holiday gifts from fun stocking stuffers, trendy fashion picks and delicious, decadent indulgences – no lumps of coal to be found here! Head to Fashion Island and Lido Marina Village for holiday shopping at amazing stores and boutiques. The Roger’s Gardens “Celebration of Christmas” Boutique will transport you back to memories of holidays at home. Discover curated collections of hand-painted glass ornaments and more.