Viewing

As the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves it way through the Newport Harbor, you can view the parade from almost any place on the shore FREE of cost. With thousands of people viewing the parade each evening, please allow extra time for travel and arrive as early as possible. All city parking lots will be open throughout the parade to accommodate viewers.

2014 Parade Route and Schedule

The 2014 Parade will utilize the same starting and ending point as in previous years, located off Bay Island.

Download Printable Map (PDF)

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Best Viewing Locations

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    Balboa Village, Home of the Fun Zone

    If this is your first time to see the parade, a great place to view the parade is at the Fun Zone. Admission is FREE and there is plenty of nearby parking.

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    Reserved Seating and More

    EXPLOROCEAN: ALONG BALBOA VILLAGE’S BOARDWALK (600 E. BAY AVE.)

    Watch the 106th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade from timeless tradition of Balboa Village, Home of the Fun Zone, in bleacher seating provided by ExplorOcean.  Stay warm with coffee and hot cocoa included with your seats!

    TICKETS:
    $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 & under in advance.
    On-site tickets sold on parade days bases on a space-available.

    PURCHASE:
    Contact ExplorOcean at (949) 675-8915 for more information or order online.

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    NEWPORT SEA BASE: ALONG MARINER’S MILE (1931 W. COAST HWY.)

    Join the fun on the Sea Base lawn for an incredible view of the 106th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Bring your friends and family as the acclaimed parade illuminates the harbor. Sea Scouts will be selling food, drinks, snacks and glow sticks – all you need to provide is a blanket to keep warm.

    NEW THIS YEAR! Bleacher Seating

    TICKETS:

    $10 per person in advance (children 1 & under are free)
    $20 at the door (space-available basis).

    Tickets are non-refundable and fill up in advance.

    PURCHASE:
    Contact Newport Sea Base at (949) 642-5031 for more information or order online

    Online Reservations
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    Restaurants

    Many waterfront restaurants in Newport Beach offer exceptional views of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Most restaurants sell out early, so call soon to make reservations.

    Restaurant Locations
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    Yacht Charters

    There are a number of charter boat companies that offer public and private cruises on the harbor during the parade. Most charter boats sell out early, so call soon to make reservations.

    Yacht Charters

Directions to the Harbor

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    From the North

    • Take the 405 fwy South to the 55 fwy South
    • Stay on the 55 fwy until it ends at Newport Blvd.
    • Continue straight on Newport Blvd. until you see the Newport Harbor on your left.

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    From the South

    • Take 405 freeway North to55 fwy South.
    • Stay on the 55 fwy until it ends at Newport Blvd.
    • Continue straight on Newport Blvd. until you see the Newport Harbor on your left.

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    From PCH

    • North to Newport Blvd. (Balboa Peninsula) Exit.
    • You will see the Newport Harbor on your left.
    • South to Newport Blvd. (Balboa Peninsula).
    • You will see the Newport Harbor on your left.

Parking

There is parking available in all City Parking lots. Additionally, street parking along the parade route is also available. As the parade draws thousands of people, please allow extra travel time to find parking! For more information about the Christmas Boat Parade, please call (949) 729-4400.