December 16 – 20, 2020

112th 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 112th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This year’s parade will be held Wednesday through Sunday, December 16-20, 2020 and is once again hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Bringing the Holiday Magic and Joy to Your Home

For the first time in its 112-year history, the parade will be streamed to viewers, giving the world a front-row seat to the annual Southern California spectacular. The virtual viewing experience will take place on multiple platforms including web, social media and the city’s local broadcast channel NBTV and will run all five nights of the parade. The show will include the parade’s entirety, the Ring of Lights home competition, entertaining interviews with participants and spotlights on the Grand Marshal frontline heroes and local charities. More details to follow…

Enter The 2020
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

2020 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

As the 112th 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 16 – 20.

Parade participants will start from the east end of Lido Island following the celebrated route, with the first public viewing destination at the new 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.

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A view like no other…

Public Boat Cruises and Yacht Rentals to view the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights

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Viewing the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Thank you to our boat and home participants, volunteers, Commodores, staff, event partners and sponsors, restaurants, boat charters and local businesses, viewers and the entire community for making last year’s parade and Ring of Lights one to remember!

2020 Presenting Sponsors

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Hosted By

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2020 Community Sponsors

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2020 Parade Sponsors

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