Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Picture million dollar yachts, kayaks,
and other s gliding through the Newport
Harbor – and you have the
Boat Parade. The parade features dazzling holiday
lights that light up the bay, amazing the nearly
one million visitors that crowd and
.

From December 18 – 22, there are more than 200 vessels
participating in this . Several
of these vessels will be decorated for the season,
and displaying decorations
and costumed . In the past, some yacht
owners have spent as much as 50,000 dollars in
decorations for their yacht.

Over the course of 14 miles, the yachts and
will amaze the . For more than 90 years,
the Boat Parade has dazzled
and locals. All along the beach, the parade
provides views for restaurants, locals, private home
owners, and even those on .

Along with the , many charter companies
offer the chance for parade goers to participate in
the parade and view the “Ring of Lights”, a group of
spectacular homes all around the harbor. The “Ring of
Lights” is a popular addition to the parade, with
prizes given for those who have the best decorations
on their homes.


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