December 13 – 17, 2017
109th 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 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route
The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will both commence and finish at the tip of Lido Isle. As in previous years, the parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night. The new start and end location will adjust previous pass-by times along the parade route by approximately 30 minutes.
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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.
Awards Dinner and Auction
Both the Boat Parade and the Ring of Lights competitions culminate at the annual Awards Dinner & Auction to be held in January 2018 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.