Enter Your Boat in the Parade

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, made possible by Presenting Sponsors Simple Green and Davey’s Locker, with support from Community Sponsors The City of Newport Beach and Visit Newport Beach, Inc. will be celebrating its 115th year. Newport Beach was heralded as ‘The #2 Best Destination in the Country for Holiday Lights” by Yahoo! Travel. The Parade, rated one of the “Top Holiday Events in the Nation” by The New York Times, will feature boats of all sizes bedecked with brilliant holiday lights and decorations lighting up Newport Harbor and welcoming the holiday season.

For specific entry questions, please call the Chamber at (949) 729-4400.

Registering your boat not only makes you officially part of the parade, but automatically enters you into the competition for some great awards.

  • Sweepstakes Winner – The Bill Lusk Award
  • Sweepstakes Winner – Non Commercial
  • Best Humor & Originality (1st – 3rd )
  • Best Use of Lights (1st – 3rd )
  • Best Animation/Special Effects (1st – 3rd )
  • Best Music
  • Best Sail Boat
  • Best Power Boat
  • Best Boat under 30 ft.
  • Best New Entry
  • Best Yacht Club Entry
  • Most Entries from a Yacht Club

All registered boats will be positioned between the Lead Boat and the Santa Boat.

Registered Boaters Receive:

  • Complimentary 60-day Sea Tow Membership
  • A Special Thank You Gift from Simple Green
    (Distributed at skippers meeting while supplies last)
  • Chance for Boat to Appear During Live Broadcast of the Parade

All winners of the parade will receive a banner to display on their boat to indicate their status as the “best of the bunch.”

Entry fee is $35.

2023 Skippers Meeting

Boat participants are requested to attend ONE of our pre-parade meeting to review logistics, receive registration numbers, a commemorative Parade plaque, a special thank you gift from Simple Green and address any questions about the parade.

2023 Skipper’s Meetings (Please attend one)

  • Monday, December 4, 2023 • 6:00 pm Newport Dunes Resort and Marina – Bay View Room (1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach)
  • Monday, December 11, 2023 • 6:00 pm Newport Dunes Resort and Marina – Bay View Room (1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach)

If you have any questions, please call the Chamber at (949) 729-4400.

Registration Form

Please complete the online form below to enter your boat into the Parade. You can pay your registration fee securely through this form.