December 14th – 18th, 2016

108th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights

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

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.”

Join The 2015 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 elegible for awards.

Register Your Boat or Home

2016 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

The 2016 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.

Opening Night

Wednesday, December 16
6:15pm Fireworks @ Newport Pier
Grand Marshal: Arte Moreno, Owner Of The Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim

Thursday, December 17
Grand Marshals: Members Of The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

Friday, December 18
Grand Marshals: Contestants From Season 8 Of “The Voice”

Saturday, December 19
Grand Marshals: 2016 Tournament Of Roses Royal Court

Closing Night

Sunday, December 20
9:00pm Fireworks @ Balboa Pier

Beginning At 6:30 PM Each Evening


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.

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2016 Community Sponsors


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2016 Parade Sponsors

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