111th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE OPENING NIGHT
**OVER-THE-TOP HOLIDAY VISUALS AND A VARIETY OF INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE**
WHAT: You’re invited to the 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade opening night media event for visuals of 100 extravagantly decorated boats and media interviews with celebrities, dignitaries and the public.
- Red carpet for interviews with Grand Marshal: Christina Anstead HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop” star
- Interview opportunities with City dignitaries
- Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill
- Boat Parade founder’s grandson David Beek
- Gary Sherwin, president & CEO, Newport Beach & Company
- Family-friendly community event on location for interviews with public
- Designated viewing area for camera crews to shoot boat parade
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
- 4:30 p.m.: Media Arrival
- 5:00 p.m.: Red Carpet Begins
- 5:15 p.m.: Media Event Begins (concludes at 5:45 p.m.)
- 6:15 p.m.: Fireworks Display: (Newport Pier)
- 6:45 p.m.: Christmas Boat Parade Floats by Marina Park
WHERE: Marina Park: 1600 W Balboa Blvd.| Newport Beach, CA 92663
ABOUT: The 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade kicks off on Wednesday, Dec. 18-22, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. every night. This is America’s longest running boat parade and the largest in Southern California. The parade sails around a 14-mile course in Newport Harbor, there are 53+ viewing locations on the waterfront – islands, Balboa Peninsula, parks and over a dozen restaurants for special prix fixe boat parade menus and nearly 20 boat charters and tours.
Opening and closing nights include spectacular fireworks displays and every night features a different grand marshal.
Marina Park on Opening Night:
A prime viewing location and on-the-sand family-friendly event features food and entertainment including Sgt. Pepperoni’s, Malibu Farm, LA Chargers and Girl Scouts of America and live musical performance by The Young Americans.
CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE B-ROLL AND IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST