You’re invited to celebrate the 106th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, the nation’s longest running lighted holiday boat parade.
On December 17-21, 2014, the parade starts at Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same site at approximately 9:00 pm each evening. On opening night, Wednesday, December 17, Newport Beach natives – comedic actress Leslie Mann and singer/actor Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray will reign as the first-ever Grand Marshals for the parade. Hailed as one of the “World’s Best Christmas Parades” by Conde Nast Traveler and one of “Top Ten Christmas Happenings in the Nation” by the New York Times, the Newport Harbor transforms into an illuminated wonderland. Over 100 vessels of all sizes are adorned from top to bottom with lights, decorations, moving displays, dancers, music and more! The theme this year is Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly, and reserved seating for ideal viewing is available for the first-time at The Newport Sea Base and ExploreOcean. For more information on ticket sales and the Christmas Boat Parade please visit http://www.christmasboatparade.com.