Tickets are not required. There are numerous places throughout Newport Harbor where you can have a great view of the parade, even if you are not on the water. See areas marked in red on the map for great public viewing options. If you want to be on the water, here are some great options.
Get Tickets to Be on The Water
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade begins Wednesday, December 16th and goes through the 20th. The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:30 pm and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.