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104th Annual Balboa Island Boat Parade and Holiday Cruises

December 19, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year on Balboa Island! The annual Balboa Island Boat parade will get underway the evening of December 19, 2012 at around 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Sand, Surf, and Santa”.

Celebrating its 104th year, the Newport Beach/ Balboa Christmas Boat Parade is viewed by over one & half million people each year. Newport Bay will come alive with decorations for the boat parade. Homes, yachts, and docks will be fully decorated and transformed into a magical holiday experience!

For an even closer view of the festivities, join Newport Landing this holiday season with cruises in the 2012 Balboa Christmas Boat Parade.  Newport Beach begins its holiday decorations after Thanksgiving and by the first of December the bay will be richly illuminated with thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates.

The dates for the 2012 Balboa Boat Parade are December 19-December 23 2012.  Newport Landing’s ships depart from the Balboa Peninsula. Each cruise is in the Balboa Christmas Boat Parade and not only views the parade but travels in the actual  parade.  Each cruise gets the full parade experience.  Can’t make the parade dates? Be sure to check out the holiday cruises that will be offered each night for all of December 2012.  To make reservations for parade cruises or holiday cruises visit or call 949-675-0551.

For the special $20 offer on all holiday cruises go to:


December 19, 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We hope you enjoy the upcoming Balboa Island events!