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December 13 – 17, 2023

115th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights

Proudly Hosted by the Commodores Club
of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 115th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This year’s parade will be held Wednesday through Sunday, December 13-17, 2023 and is once again hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

FAMILY FUN KICKS OFF THE
2023 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE AT MARINA PARK


Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including numerous waterfront restaurants and the 10.5-acre Marina Park. More details about family friendly activities, food booths and entertainment. On opening night, the parade will commence with a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 6:15 p.m. from the Newport Pier.

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2023 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE OFFICIAL DIGITAL PROGRAM


Check out our new digital version of the event program, featuring places to dock, dine and enjoy in Newport Beach.

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Enter The 2023
Christmas Boat Parade or Ring of Lights

Register your boat for the Parade or home in the Ring of Lights waterfront decorating competition. Participants receive special commemorative items and are eligible for awards.

Register Your Boat or Home

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Fireworks

On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 13 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 17, 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.

Safety is always our most important concern. Fireworks will commence as long as it is safe to do so as determined by Federal, State and Local guidelines. Please check back for more updates.

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Drone Show

Through a partnership with Eagle Four Partners, Code Four and Skyworx Drone Shows, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade has added another nighttime spectacular with our first in-air drone show. Two shows will be lighting up the skies in front of the Balboa Bay Resort each night on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights of the parade at approximately 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm.

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Pre-Parade Live Entertainment

Through a partnership with Eagle Four Partners and Code Four, the waters of Newport Beach will be rockin’ with the sounds of “SATISFACTION – THE ULTIMATE ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE BAND” as they cruise around the harbor and appear at various locations in front of the parade on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

2023 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

As the 115th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves its way through the Newport Harbor this December, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Committee, with the leadership of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, will continue with its parade route starting and ending point at Tip of Lido Isle. The parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night from December 13 – 17, 2023.

Parade participants will start from the east end of Lido Island following the celebrated route, with the first public viewing destination at the 10.5-acre Marina Park. The community park offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route, creating an optimal location to gather and enjoy the festivities.

Residents and visitors will have optimal viewing of the beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail in the parade from the Dine & Watch waterfront and Dine & Walk dining options within walking distance of the many public viewing spots.

Please reference the site map with times the parade passes various destination points.

2022 Christmas Boat Parade Winners
(photos by Bleu Cotton Photography)

2022 Ring of Lights Winners
(photos by Bleu Cotton Photography)

A view like no other…

Public Boat Cruises and Yacht Rentals
to view the Ring of Lights

More Info

2023 Presenting Sponsors

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Hosted By

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2023 Community Sponsors

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2023 Parade Sponsors

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