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.

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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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Reserved Seating and More

NEWPORT SEA BASE

1931 WEST COAST HIGHWAY

 

Enjoy prime water’s edge seating at the Newport Sea Base for this spectacular holiday tradition! Bring the whole family to enjoy Orange County’s best holiday celebration! This event is outdoors with all seats being sectioned and socially distanced. Private group opportunities are available.

  • Seating begins at 7:00 pm with the parade visible at 8:37 pm.
  • Bring your own snack and non-alcoholic beverages or stop by the boat house and enjoy our snack bar!
  • Children under 2 are free (unless they need their own seat)
  • Limited parking available at $25 per vehicle.
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GREAT VIEWING OF THE 2021 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE AT MARINA PARK

One of the most prime viewing locations can be found at the fabulous Marina Park located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard. Boasting a nautical-themed playground and ample “run around” area for the kids, this is the perfect viewing spot for families.

The Parade will pass by Marina Park at approximately 6:45pm.

We hope you’ve marked your (advent) calendar for this brilliant event and we’ll see you there!

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