How To Enter

How to Register Your Boat or Home for the for the 2020 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights.
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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 112th 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.

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
  • Simple Green V.I.P. Cleaning Kit
    (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.


2020 Skippers Meeting

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

The 2020 Skippers Meetings will take place on…

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6pm
  • Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6pm
  • THE LOCATIONS FOR THESE MEETINGS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS.

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. In addition for the chance to win an award, registrants have a chance to appear in the live broadcast of the parade.

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

Entry fee is $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

Looking for a caterer for your boat or home? Here are several Chamber Members ready to help you!

A Restaurant
(949)650-6505
www.arestaurantnb.com

Avila’s El Ranchito
(949)675-6855
www.avilaselranchito.com

Back Bay Bistro
(949)729-1144
www.backbaybistronb.com

Bristol Farms
(949)760-6514
www.bristolfarms.com

Cannery Seafood of the Pacific
(949)566-0060
www.CanneryNewport.com

Cappy’s Cafe
(949)646-4202
www.cappyscafe.com

Champagnes Bistro & Deli
(949)640-5011
www.champagnesdeli.com

Circle Hook Fish Company
(949)673-1635
www.circlehookfishco.com

Colette’s Catering & Events
(714)447-9190
www.colettesevents.com

Delightful Bites
(949)697-4513
Dori Deli
(949)220-7886
www.dordeli.com

Edible Arrangements- Costa Mesa
(949)650-6500
www.ediblearrangements.com

Filomena’s Italian Kitchen & Market
(949)642-3810
www.filomenasoc.com

Five Crowns Restaurant
(949)760-0331
www.thefivecrowns.com

Gelson’s Market
(949)644-8660
www.gelsons.com

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
(949)200-3950
www.greenleafchopshop.com

GuacAmigos
(949)650-1818
www.Guacamigos.com

The Healing Chef & Bible Salt
(714)349-3894
www.healingchef.com

Helmsman Ale House
(949)220-9977
www.helmsmanalehouse.com

Mama’s Comfort Food & Cocktails
(949)447-5444
www.mamason39.com

Morton’s the Steakhouse
(714)444-4834
www.mortons.com/santaana

Newport Rib Company
(949)631-2110
www.ribcompany.com

Nobu Newport Beach
(949)429-4440
www.noburestaurants.com

Panini Kabob Grill Corona Del Mar
(949)675-8101
www.paninikabobgrill.com

Picante Martin’s Mexican Restaurant
(949)675-4627
www.Picantemartins.com

Playa Mesa Mexican Restaurant
(949)287-5292
www.playamesa.com

Prego Restaurant
(949)553-1333
www.pregooc.com

Red O Restaurant Taste of Mexico
(949)718-0300
www.redorestaurant.com

Rockin’ Baja
(949)723-0606
www.rockinbaja.com

Rose Bakery Cafe
(949)675-3151
www.rosebakerycafe.net

Ruby’s Diner-Balboa Pier
(949)675-7829
www.rubys.com

Ruby’s Diner-Corona Del Mar
(949)673-7829
www.rubys.com

Sabatino’s Lido Shipyard Sausage Co.
(949)723-0621
www.sabatinosausagecompany.com

Seasons 52
(714)437-5252
www.seasons52.com

Stag Bar & Kitchen
(949)673-4470

Sugar ‘N Spice
(949)673-8907
www.sugarnspicebalboaisland.com

Sushi Roku Newport Beach
(949)706-3622
www.sushiroku.com

The Country Club
(949)281-2582

The Dock
(949)673-3625
www.dineatthedock.com

The Great Maple
(949)706-8282
www.thegreatmaple.com

Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille
(949)760-8686
www.tommybahama.com

Vicci Bakery Cafe
(949)270-6566
www.viccibakerycafe.com

The Village Inn Restaurant
(949)675-8300
www.vibalboaisland.com

Zpizza
(949)760-3100
www.zpizza.com