Even as we celebrate summer festivities, we excitedly look forward to another favorite time in Newport Harbor and we invite you to save December 13-17 on your calendar for The 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
Coordinated by the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Committee, which is guided by the leadership of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, this year’s parade will both commence and finish at the tip of Lido Isle. As in previous years, the parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night. The new start and end location will adjust previous pass-by times along the parade route by about 30 minutes.
Each year the beloved holiday tradition lights up the harbor and draws holiday enthusiasts from across the region. Residents and visitors can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including the new 10.5-acre Marina Park, which offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route. Another favorite option to see the beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks, and canoes are the numerous Dine & Watch waterfront restaurants, or Dine & Walk from one of the harbor-adjacent restaurants to one of the convenient viewing spots.
Whether you are planning a lavish holiday feté on your private dock or looking forward to making a reservation at your favorite harbor establishment, visit www.ChristmasBoatParade.com for a map that includes approximate times the route will pass each destination point. And don’t forget to check back often as more details will be available, including this year’s Grand Marshal.