December 19 – 23, 2018

110th 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 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Join The 2018 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

2018 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

As the 110th 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.

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.

FAMILY FUN KICKS OFF THE
2018 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE AT MARINA PARK

WEDNESDAY
December 19

Opening Night with Fireworks

6:15pm Fireworks @ Newport Pier
6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshal to Be Announced…


Viewers can marvel at the holiday magic from the shore at multiple locations along the way. However, for families especially, opening night at Marina Park has a little extra sparkle…

THURSDAY
December 19

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals – To Be Announced

FRIDAY
December 20

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals – To Be Announced…

SATURDAY
December 22

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals – To Be Announced…

SUNDAY
December 23

Closing Night with Fireworks

6:30pm Parade begins
9:05pm Fireworks @ Balboa Pier (just after parade concludes)

Grand Marshals – To Be Announced…

Fireworks

On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 19 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 23, 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 25, 2019 at the beautiful Fashion Island Hotel in 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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2018 Presenting Sponsors

Hosted By

NBCC.new.Color.CMYK
commodores

2018 Community Sponsors

cityofnewport
vnb

2018 Official Sponsors

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American Childhood Cancer Organization Awareness Tree to be Displayed at Marina Park

The GOLD RIBBON TREE will be covered in thousands of gold ribbons, each ribbon bearing the name, age and state of a child who has been diagnosed with cancer.

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