101st Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

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It’s time to celebrate the 101st Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. You can be one of the million viewers watching the amazing decorated boats, yachts, kayaks and canoes as they light up the harbor. This year theme is “The Joys of Christmas Toys”.

The boat parade symbolized Newport Beach’s Christmas card to the world! The parade will take place for 5 consecutive nights, beginning December 16 and ending on December 20. The magic begins at 6:30 pm, off Bay Island, and finish around 9:00 pm every night.

The Christmas Boat Parade was acclaimed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nations” by the New York Times. The harbor will be filled with a breathtaking show of lights and music will fill the air. Many of the boats will be lavishly decorated with animated Christmas scenes and costumed carolers. It has been said that some boat owners spend over $50,000 to decorate their Boats. The Parade route will lead the boats nearly 14 miles around the harbor to give the audience that incredible sight that has fascinated people of over a century. “The parade continues to be a premier event during the holiday season in Southern California that brings joy and happiness to all that view it” says Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The final night will go out with a bang! On December, 20, a special fireworks show will close out this celebration. Approximately 9:00 p.m., the fireworks will be launched from the Balboa Pier for everyone around the harbor to enjoy.

Photo courtesy: http://www.christmasboatparade.com/