2020 GRAND MARSHALS

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a historic and beloved tradition for locals and visitors alike, which is why each night boasts its own grand marshals. From sports all-stars and television celebrities, to local heroes,  these marshals have been bestowed the honors as the represent the best of their fields and community spirit.

This year, the brightest lights in the parade are this year’s line-up of Grand Marshal frontline heroes and representatives from local charities who make a difference every day.  The parade will have one frontline hero Grand Marshal every evening who was nominated for their extraordinary acts of service during this time.  Joining each Grand Marshal will be also be a representative from a local charity to draw awareness to important causes that impact our local community.

The line-up of frontline heroes and local charities are as follows:

Wednesday, December 16:

Hoag Hospital

Grand Marshal: Susie Elmore, 2020 Hoag Nurse of the Year

Charity: Cancer Kinship

 

Thursday, December 17:

Newport Beach Fire Department

Captain Kevin Tiscareno, 2020 Firefighter of the Year and Captain Mike Ure, 2020 Lifeguard of the Year

Charity: Ben Carlson Memorial & Scholarship Foundation

 

Friday, December 18:

Newport Beach Police Department

Grand Marshal: Detective Michael Fletcher

Charity: Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter

 

Saturday, December 19:

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Grand Marshal: Dr. Jacqueline Brown, 2020 Teacher of the Year

Charity: Girls Inc

 

Sunday, December 20:

Marriott International

Grand Marshal: Erin Snider, Director of Food and Beverage, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Charity: Children’s Miracle Network

Past Grand Marshals have included…

  • MICKEY MOUSE FROM THE DISNEYLAND® RESORT
  • CHRISTINA ANSTEAD | Star of HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop
  • ARTE MORENO | Owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • ALBERT PUJOLS | First baseman for the Anaheim Angels
  • VICKI GUNVALSON | Star of Bravo’s hit TV show, “The Real Housewives of Orange County”
  • Comedic actress LESLIE MANN and MARK MCGRATH, actor, songwriter and lead singer for the band SUGAR RAY
  • Business Person of the Year JIM WALKER  |  Citizen of the Year NANCY GARDNER
  • Members of the U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM
  • Holiday Hometown Heroes | NEWPORT BEACH POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR, FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR, LIFEGUARDS OF THE YEAR and CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR
  • CONTESTANTS from SEASON 8 OF “THE VOICE”
  • TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ROYAL COURT MEMBERS