December 18 – 22, 2019

111th 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 111th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Join The 2019 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

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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2019 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

As the 111th 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 18 – 22.

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.

Viewing the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade


Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including numerous waterfront restaurants and the 10.5-acre Marina Park. More details about family friendly activities, food booths and entertainment by The Young Americans. On opening night, the parade will commence with a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 6:15 p.m. from Newport Pier.

Fun Activities…

Face Painting

Caricature Artist

K-Fish Radio Prize Wheel

Harbor Safety

Chargers Football Toss

Girl Scouts

Delicious Tastes…


Donut Wall

Sgt Pepperoni’s

US Bank Food Truck

Malibu Farms


December 18

Opening Night with Fireworks

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

Grand Marshal

Christina Anstead | Star of HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop”

On opening night, Christina will preside on the boat parade’s grand marshal boat, visible to paradegoers on the 14-mile route via the vessel’s deck-to-sail LED screen.

We are thrilled to bring Christina Anstead onboard as our 2019 boat parade grand marshal. Christina is a new resident of our community and her TV show ‘Christina on the Coast’ helps to bring the beauty of Newport Beach to light and what a better way to make our parade that much brighter than with the star power that Christina brings.

December 19

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals

Newport Chamber Honors: Business Person of the Year Jim Walker and Citizen of the Year Nancy Gardner

Recognizing two of our community’s finest examples of involvement and leadership.

December 20

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals

The Young Americans

The Young Americans®, founded in 1962, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world. Dubbed as America’s Musical Ambassadors, The Young Americans use the power of music, dance, performance, academics, and cultural interaction to foster their mission.

December 21

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals

A Salute to Hometown Heroes

We salute our Newport Beach local heroes – those first-responders and lifesavers who serve our local communities. Join us in celebrating these selfless professionals dedicated to keeping our city safe.

December 22

Closing Night with Fireworks

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

Grand Marshals

Corona del Mar High School Drum Line accompanied by Sugar Ray’s Stan Frazier

The CdM Drum Line is one of the premiere performing groups at Corona del Mar High School.  It serves as a musical ambassador, performing in pep rallies and school and community events. Stan Frazier, drummer and songwriter from SUGAR RAY will also team up with the kids!

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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On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 18 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 22, 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 31, 2020 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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2019 Presenting Sponsors


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2019 Community Sponsors


2019 Parade Sponsors

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