Thank you to all our boat and home participants, volunteers, Commodores, staff, event partners and sponsors, restaurants, boat charters and local businesses, viewers and the entire community for making this year’s parade and Ring of Lights one to remember!

December 19 – 23, 2018

110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights

Proudly Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

2018 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Route

As the 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves its way through the Newport Harbor this December, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Committee, with the leadership of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, will continue with its parade route starting and ending point at Tip of Lido Isle. The parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night from December 19 – 23.

Parade participants will start from the east end of Lido Island following the celebrated route, with the first public viewing destination at the new 10.5-acre Marina Park. The community park offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route, creating an optimal location to gather and enjoy the festivities.

Residents and visitors will have optimal viewing of the beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail in the parade from the Dine & Watch waterfront and Dine & Walk dining options within walking distance of the many public viewing spots.

Please reference the site map with times the parade passes various destination points.

FAMILY FUN KICKS OFF THE
2018 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE AT MARINA PARK


Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including numerous waterfront restaurants and the 10.5-acre Marina Park. Festivities will begin in Marina Park at 4:30 p.m., with family-friendly activities including face painters, caricature artists, LA Chargers football toss competition and food vendors.  Onlookers will also be treated to a live musical performance by The Young Americans. On opening night, the parade will commence with a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 6:15 p.m. from Newport Pier.

WEDNESDAY
December 19

Opening Night with Fireworks

6:15pm Fireworks @ Newport Pier
6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshal

Albert Pujols

Three-time National League MVP and two-time World Series champion

THURSDAY
December 20

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals

A Salute to Hometown Heroes

Cheer on our local heroes, those first-responders and lifesavers who serve our communities, as they lead the evening’s festivities.

FRIDAY
December 21

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals

The Young Americans

The Young Americans®, founded in 1962, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world. Dubbed as America’s Musical Ambassadors, they use the power of music, dance, performance, academics, and cultural interaction to foster their mission.

SATURDAY
December 22

6:30pm Parade begins

Grand Marshals

A Celebration of Christmas Movies and Music with Olive Crest

Children and families of Olive Crest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and treating and educating at-risk children, enjoy the holiday sentiments of family fun, bringing the spirit of Christmas to life.

SUNDAY
December 23

Closing Night with Fireworks

6:30pm Parade begins
9:05pm Fireworks @ Balboa Pier (just after parade concludes)

Grand Marshals

Corona del Mar High School Drum Line

The CdM Drum Line is one of the premiere performing groups at Corona del Mar High School.  It serves as a musical ambassador, performing regularly in pep rallies as well as school and community events.

Viewing the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Fireworks

On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 19 at approximately 6:15 pm, a special opening fireworks display will take place off the Newport Pier to kick off the parade. Then, on the final night of the parade, Sunday, December 23, a special fireworks display will close out the parade from the Balboa Pier. Beginning at approximately 9:00 pm, the fireworks will be visible from all around the harbor.

Awards Dinner and Auction

Both the Boat Parade and the Ring of Lights competitions culminate at the annual Awards Dinner & Auction to be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the beautiful Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Open to the public, this gala event will honor award winners from both competitions. Additionally, the party will feature live entertainment, dancing and an incredible live and silent auction.

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2018 Presenting Sponsors

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2018 Community Sponsors

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American Childhood Cancer Organization Awareness Tree to be Displayed at Marina Park

The GOLD RIBBON TREE will be covered in thousands of gold ribbons, each ribbon bearing the name, age and state of a child who has been diagnosed with cancer.

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