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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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 8:34 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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Davey's Locker

Boat Parade Cruises - Davey's Locker

Holidays Lights Cruises Dec 1- Dec 31. View Amazing Light Displays.
Get The Full Parade Experience.
Tickets $36 Adults / $32 Junior. $20 Cruise Special!
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