How To Enter

How to Register Your Boat or Home for the for the 2016 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights

ENTER YOUR BOAT FOR THE PARADE!

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, made possible by Presenting Sponsors Simple Green and Meguiar’s, with support from Community Sponsors The City of Newport Beach and Visit Newport Beach, Inc. will be celebrating its 108th year. Newport Beach was heralded as ‘The #2 Best Destination in the Country for Holiday Lights” by Yahoo Travel and one of the “Top Holiday Events in the Nation” by the New York Times, the parade will feature boats of all sizes bedecked with brilliant holiday lights and decorations, lighting up Newport Harbor and welcoming the holiday season.

Please use the blue buttons to the right to enter the Parade or Ring of Lights. 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 boats receive…

  • Entry numbers to display on your boat during the parade
  • A commemorative collectors burgee featuring this year’s theme
  • A commemorative participant plaque

All winners of the parade will receive a banner to display on their boat to indicate their status as the “best of the bunch.” Additionally, winners will receive two complementary tickets to the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction to be held on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Entry fees are just $35.


2016 Skipper’s Meeting

Join us to review parade logistics, receive your registration numbers and have any questions answered about the Parade. You’ll receive a free Simple Green VIP Cleaning Kit, as well as a 60-Day Membership with Sea Tow, commemorative burgee and plaque.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 • 6:00 pm Newport Dunes Resort and Marina – Bay View Room (1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach)

After this date, you can pick up your numbers at the Chamber offices at 20351 Irvine Ave., Ste. C-5, Newport Beach between 8:30 am and 5 pm.

ENTER YOUR HOME FOR THE RING OF LIGHTS!

In addition to the beautiful boats sailing through the harbor, all waterfront homes, businesses and yacht clubs are encouraged to participate in the “Ring of Lights.” In past years, many homes, businesses and yacht clubs have gone to great extents to decorate their properties and add to the festive feel of the boat parade.

Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, all homes, businesses, and yacht clubs lining the harbor are invited to enter. With its own judged categories and prizes awarded, the Ring of Lights has become as celebrated as the boat parade itself. Additionally, winners will receive two complementary tickets to the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction to be held in January 27, 2017.

Please use the blue buttons to the right to enter the Parade or Ring of Lights. For specific entry questions, please call the Chamber at (949) 729-4400.

Entry fees are just $35.

Boat Launching and Guest Slips

The Newport Dunes Resort is Orange County’s premier boat launch facility, featuring a seven lane boat launch ramp at the north end of the resort, located next to the Back Bay Bistro. If you can’t – or don’t – want to launch the boat yourself, allow our expert staff to lessen the stress of launch and recovery.

Our custom vehicle ramp has been designed to speed up the launch process, allowing you and your guests to get right to the day’s activities. The marina staff can be reached at (949) 729-1100 or visit their web page at http://www.newportdunes.com

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