Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights and Holiday Cruises
The 2013 Newport Beach Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 104 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is viewed by over one and half million people each year.
Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have "decked the hulls" of their seagoing vessels and seaside homes for the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The parade features approximately 200 elaborately decorated boats and draws more than one million spectators each year. Prizes are awarded in a variety of categories such as "Best Humor and Originality" and "Best Lights and Animation!" As the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves it way through the Newport Harbor, you can view the parade from almost any place on the shore FREE of cost.