Best Viewing Locations and Reserved Seating

On a Boat

There are a number of boat companies that offer public and private cruises on the harbor during the parade. Most charter boats sell out early, so call soon to make reservations.

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Yacht Charters
Davey’s Locker

Boat Parade Cruises and Rentals - Davey's Locker

Holidays Lights Cruises Dec 3- Jan 1. View Amazing Light Displays. Get The Full Parade Experience
Tickets $36 Adults / $32 Junior. $20 Cruise Special!
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Balboa Village, Home of the Fun Zone

If this is your first time to see the parade, a great place to view the parade is at the Fun Zone. Admission is FREE and there is plenty of nearby parking.


Restaurants – Dine & Watch or Dine & Walk

Many waterfront restaurants in Newport Beach offer exceptional views of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. There are also a variety of choices within walking distance. Take a look at our Dine & Watch and Dine & Walk options. Most restaurants sell out early, so call soon to make reservations.

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