107th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights

Find updated information about the 2016 Christmas Boat Parade

The Newport Beach Parade of Lights

Join the spectators as you view beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes cruise along the Newport Beach Harbor. The 107th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade which is hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. This year for the 107th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, the theme is “Seas the Holidays.” This is an incredible event as the yachts are decorated with such detail, and there is so much to see. It is a Newport Beach annual tradition.

Newport Harbor Parade of Lights

The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same location at approximately 9:00 pm each night.  There will be a fireworks display on the opening night at approximately 6:30 pm. The schedule is as follows:

Opening night is on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:15pm Fireworks @ Newport Pier
Grand Marshal will be: Arte Moreno, Owner of Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim


The closing night will be on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm, and enjoy a finale with fireworks at the Balboa Pier.

The route for the Newport Beach Parade of Lights and Christmas Boat parade is below.

The Ring of Lights

In addition to the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade, many of the the waterfront homes participate in the Ring of Lights which truly lights up the Harbor with an array of holiday decor.

If you are interested in watching the parade from a restaurant, then it would be wise to make reservations as soon as possible, as they fill up. Some suggested restaurant locations and locations include the following:

Billy’s at the Beach

Balboa Bay Club

Rusty Pelican

Harborside Restaurant at the Balboa Pavillion

Hope to see you at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade!

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