Christmas Boat Parade

Christmas in Newport Beach

The week before Christmas brings thousands of spectators to Newport Harbor to watch a century-old tradition. The 2½-hour parade of up to 150 boats, including some fancy multi-million-dollar yachts all decked out with Christmas lights and holiday cheer, begins at 6:30pm. Watch for free from the Fun Zone or Balboa Island, or book ahead for a harbor boat tour.