One of the most warming experiences during the holidays is tradition. Since 1919, families from near and far have always looked forward to the annual Newport Beach Boat Parade as an annual festivity. This December, the event returns for its 115th year.
For five magical nights, December 13 to 17, 2023 the Newport Harbor will illuminate the shore with the help of over 100 beautifully decorated yachts and boats of all sizes from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Guests can experience the parade in many fun-filled ways, from a family-friendly event on the sand, by boat, or even shore. In fact, you can view the parade from almost any place along the shore for free. Since this is a beloved tradition, it is highly recommended to arrive as early as possible to grab yourself a good spot. All city parking lots will be open throughout the parade to accommodate viewers. Check out the map for recommended viewing here.
The boats aren’t the only ones lighting up the sea. The parade will also have an exhilarating firework show from the Newport Pier at 6:15 p.m. on opening night — December 13, and on closing night — December 17, on the Balboa Pier at 9 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit and embrace the Newport Beach tradition this year!
Get the full Newport Beach Boat Parade schedule and more here.