December 16 - 20, 2015

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Proudly Hosts the 107th Year of this Spectacular Holiday Tradition

Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 107th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to celebrate this year as we feature the theme “Seas the Holidays.”

The Parade

Welcome to the Official Site for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. As Newport Beach’s Christmas Card to the world, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will set the harbor ablaze for five consecutive nights, beginning Wednesday, December 16 and ending Sunday, December 20, 2015. The parade starts off Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same site at approximately 9:00 pm each evening.

Beautiful multi-million dollar yachts, kayaks, canoes and other small boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Many of the boats will be richly decorated with animated Christmas scenes accompanied by music and costumed carolers. Some boat owners in the past have spent over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event. The Christmas floats will wind their way some 14 miles around the harbor to give viewers in restaurants, yacht clubs, on public beaches, and in private homes an incredible sight that has delighted millions of people for a century.

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, which has been hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by the New York Times, is truly a magical holiday tradition for all ages. 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.

2015 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

The 2015 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will utilize the same starting and ending point as last year, located off Bay Island, and follow the same route. View the map here or download the map to view locations and parade route schedule. View 2015 Map Printable Map
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2014 Event Winners

Thank you to our participants, volunteers, sponsors, partners and everyone...thank you for making this year's 106th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights so spectacular!


Ken and Tracy Hurd
832 Via Lido Nord, Lido Island


Rob & Elizabeth Meadows
#29 The Last Hurrah


#32 Paradise Found


Shirley Pepys
526 S. Bay Front, Balboa Island


On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 16 at approximately 6:15 pm, a special opening fireworks display will take place off the Newport Pier to kick off the parade. Then, on the final night of the parade, Sunday, December 20, a special fireworks display will close out the parade from the Balboa Pier. Beginning at approximately 9:00 pm, the fireworks will be visible from all around the harbor.

Awards Dinner and Auction

Both the Boat Parade and the Ring of Lights competitions culminate at the annual Awards Dinner & Auction to be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the beautiful Island Hotel Newport Beach. Open to the public, this gala event will honor award winners from both competitions. Additionally, the party will feature live entertainment, dancing and an incredible live and silent auction. Read More

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