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

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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NEWPORT SEA BASE

1931 W. COAST HWY.

Join the fun on the Sea Base lawn for an incredible view of the 108th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Bring your friends and family as the acclaimed parade illuminates the Newport Harbor.

Dates:  Wednesday, December 14 – Sunday, December 18, 2016

Time:    Site opens at 6:00 p.m.
Boats scheduled to arrive at Sea Base at 8 p.m.

Chair seating provided.

Food & Beverages:  
  • Available for purchase from Sea Scouts. (Please bring no other food.)
  • No alcohol permitted.
  • No smoking or vaping

TICKETS:
$10 per person in advance (children 1 & under are free)
$20 at the door (space-available basis).
Tickets are non-refundable and fill up in advance.
Parking is $20 per car
ONSITE PARKING ONLY AVAILABLE WITH PREPAID PARKING PASS 


Contact Newport Sea Base at (949) 642-5031 for more information.

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BALBOA BAY RESORT

1221 WEST COAST HIGHWAY

Enjoy the parade while dining at Waterline Newport Beach, A&O Kitchen+Bar, or from the comfort and privacy of your own bay front guest room. The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6:30 pm and passes by the shore at approximately 7:50 pm.

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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