December 19 – 23, 2018 are the dates for the Annual Newport Beach Christmas Lights Boat Parade.
It is a spectacular display of boats, decorated with colorful holiday lighting, which starts at approximately 6:30 each day. The parade circumnavigates Newport Harbor and may be viewed from many vantage points. However, perhaps the most fun is to be among the floating lighted boats via a cruse boat tour offered by many of the local tour boat agencies.
This is a very popular event, so be sure to find your parking place early in the evening.
The parade passes by any one point for about an hour. Therefore, come prepared to say out in the brisk winter evening for that length of time and consider bringing something warm to drink.
Some of the tour operators offering a Christmas Boat Parade tour may be found below, listed in no particular order.
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