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.

Stay tuned for this year’s Grand Marshal lineup…

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