The Official Parade Returns December 15-19, 2021

As the 113th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves its way through the Newport Harbor next December, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Committee, with the leadership of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night from December 15 – 19.

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.

The 2021 site will be updated soon. Please feel free to visit last year’s entire site for more details.

Thank you for your support as we gear up for the 113th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade!

2020 Site

2020 Ring of Lights Waterfront Home Decorating Competition Winners

Sweepstakes: Best Overall
Bruce & Viviana FaBrizio
1407 Bayside Dr., Corona del Mar

Lights and Animation – 1st Place
Shirley Pepys
526 S. Bay Front, Balboa Island

Lights and Animation – 2nd Place
John & Essie Bootsma
128 Via Lido Nord, Lido Isle

Best Theme: (Making the Best of 2020)
Darcy Marshall
1700 S. Bayfront, Balboa Island

Chairman’s Choice
Craig & Jamie Atkins
928 Via Lido Nord, Lido Isle

Best Traditional Lights
Robert Olson
351 East Bay Front, Balboa Island

“Green” Entry Award
Matthew Thomas
409 E. Edgewater, Balboa Peninsula

Photographer’s Choice
Scott Sarkisian
1006 East Balboa Blvd., Balboa Peninsula

Humor and Originality
Jeanne Lewand
343 East Bay Front, Balboa Island

Rookie Award
Scottie Upshall
3803 Marcus Ave., Newport Island

Best on Lido
Mike & Lori Gray
309 Via Lido Soud, Lido Isle

Founder’s Award
Gigi & Craig Lyons
2706 Bayshore Dr., Bayshores

StuNews Award
Balboa Angling Club
200 A St., Balboa Peninsula

Best on Peninsula
Todd & Kelly Roberts
1501 E Balboa Blvd., Balboa Peninsula

Judge’s Award – 1st Place
Jim & Judy Busby
111 East Bayfront, Balboa Island

Judge’s Award – 2nd Place
Geof Wickett & Norm Lessard
309 East Bay Front, Balboa Island

Best Yacht Club
Balboa Yacht Club (BYC)
1801 Bayside Dr., Corona del Mar


Learn about the history of this beloved community event and watch highlights and special stories from the 2019 event!