Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

  • 12.02 - 01.01
  • Recurring daily
  • 309 Palm St., #A
  • Newport Beach, CA 92661
Cruise Times 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:30 pm
949 675 0551

$20 Laguna Beach Special when you mention this event (excludes Dec 17 & Dec 18).

The 2016 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 108 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed by over one and half million people each year.

Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have decorated their seagoing vessels and seaside homes for the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade to "Seas the Holidays". The parade features approximately 250 elaborately decorated boats and draws more than one million spectators each year. Prizes are awarded in a variety of categories such as "Best Humor and Originality" and "Best Lights and Animation!" As the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves it way through the Newport Harbor, you can view the parade from almost any place on the shore FREE of cost.
Newport Beach begins its holiday decorations after Thanksgiving, and by the first of December the harbor is richly illuminated with thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates. The parade takes place over 5 nights from the third Wednesday in December to the third Sunday. This year's parade is December 14 through December 18.

Newport Landing provides 3 cruises each night of the parade and all of December to view the amazing light displays. Cruises during the parade travel in the parade and view both ships and estates in full décor. Cruises during the holiday lights cruises view all of the amazing light displays of bay front estates and landscapes along with many of the competing ships in the parade.