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112th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

  • Dates: December 16, 2020 - December 16, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Newport Beach
  • Time: The parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night.
  • Details

    This year's theme is "Bringing the Holiday Magic and Joy to Your Home."

    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.

    For the first time in its 112-year history, the parade will be streamed to viewers, giving the world a front-row seat to the annual Southern California spectacular. The virtual viewing experience will take place on multiple platforms including web, social media and the city’s local broadcast channel NBTV and will run all five nights of the parade. The show will include the parade’s entirety, the Ring of Lights home competition, entertaining interviews with participants and spotlights on the Grand Marshal frontline heroes and local charities. 

    Due to the need to exercise extra caution this year, some events surrounding the parade will be eliminated, including the regularly scheduled opening and closing night fireworks and the annual opening night public viewing event held at Marina Park.