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The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of 2023 will surely be an event of merriment and good times for the holiday season!

**The Boat Parade is an event that the city of Newport Beach puts on every year. We take our boats out into the harbor to watch the parade go by. That runs only from December 14th - December 18th. Every day in December before the 14th, and after the 18th, will be a Holiday Lights Cruise. That is an event that they put on as a company, and you will be cruising the harbor, on a boat, looking at all of the decorated houses.

You are allowed to bring your own food and eat on the boats on tables they will be providing. Beverages and movie theater snacks (popcorn, chips, soda, etc) are also available for purchase aboard.

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Experience a voyage through thousands of illuminated Christmas displays on one of these festively decked-out vessels. Family gatherings, extravagant feasts, gift-giving, and office parties are all staples of the Christmas season.

On this trip, Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and the Ring of Lights turn Newport Bay into a "must-see" wintertime with millions of illuminated holiday lights. See it all this year! Purchase your Boat Parade discount tickets through FunEx and enjoy huge savings that will make your Christmas holiday merrier!

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Your Holiday Lights Cruise Experience

The Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises and Boat Parade Cruises are Southern California's most anticipated holiday event, not just in Orange County and Los Angeles. Over a million people tune in every year to watch the Newport Beach Christmas events, which have been going strong for over a century. In preparation for the boat procession, Newport Harbor is decked out in festive garb. Homes, boats, and entire landscapes can be converted into something out of a fairy tale over the holiday season. After Thanksgiving, Newport Beach gets into the Christmas spirit by decking the halls and illuminating the bay with thousands of lights and hundreds of themed houses. Get to experience all of these with our Newport Beach Boat Parade discount tickets!

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What to expect at the Newport Beach Holiday Light Cruises this 2023?

This tradition has been practiced for over a century. At first, just about a dozen decorated boats floated in the water – but things have changed. The Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises and Boat Christmas Parade in 2023 is expected to feature hundreds of vessels, each with its extravagant display. Many people now combine additional effects and themes to create elaborate displays in addition to traditional holiday lights. You might see anything from million-dollar boats to canoes and kayaks at the Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises and Boat Christmas Parade. People enjoy participation; on that, we can all agree.

Tips for your Holiday Trip

  • Wrap up warmly against the brisk air.

    Bundle up to stay cozy in the brisk air. When it comes to your attire, opt for a jacket ranging from lightweight to medium weight to ensure warmth and comfort throughout the entire parade. This will shield you from the chilly air. In case a recent cold front has passed through or rain is in the forecast, it's advisable to dress warmly, especially if you plan to watch the parade from a ship. If the probability of rain exceeds 50 percent, make sure to have an umbrella and appropriate footwear with you. Additionally, it's a smart move to carry an umbrella and gloves in case of rain.

  • Arrive early.

    Arrive with time to spare. Arriving early is the best strategy to reduce the risk of missing out. Boarding schedules can change without prior notice, and parking can be a real challenge during annual seasonal parades.

    If you're heading to the parade by ship, aim to arrive at least an hour before the scheduled departure time. For weekend departures, allow yourself an extra half-hour. On Friday and Saturday nights, when the parade is at its busiest, leaving town early can be a bit challenging due to fierce competition for parking spaces. People attending the parade, taking a cruise, or enjoying the festivities from restaurant patios will all be vying for parking spots. The choice is yours!

  • Create memories; bring your camera!

    Always have your camera ready, and make sure to prioritize battery health. Document the celebration and the beautifully decorated ships. Be prepared for unexpected moments during the parade, so keep your camera within reach.

  • Bring some cash.

    While physical bills and coins might be less common in today's culture, they are essential for the parade. You'll need cash for parking fees, beverages, snacks, meters, carolers, tips, and sweets. If you forget to bring cash, you can conveniently exchange currency or withdraw money at your cruise's departure dock.

Important Information to Know Before Your Visit!

  1. All about the Holiday Lights Cruises and Boat Parade.

    The Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises and Boat Christmas Parade 2023 is an annual event held in early December, spanning the entire month.

  2. Parade times

    Newport Landing provides three cruise times per night for each of the five evenings of the 2023 parade. The cruise times are 5:30 PM, 7:05 PM, and 8:30 PM. Each cruise parade trip lasts 75 minutes and travels with the procession, viewing both ships and properties and celebrating the many land-bound events taking place throughout the harbor.

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  4. Advance reservation is a MUST!

    Due to the popularity of the event, if you wish to join in on the 2023 Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises and Boat Christmas Parade, note that your Boat Parade discount ticket is going to serve as your reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions for Newport Beach Boat Parade

  1. Do I need to make a reservation to join the parade?

    Yes. Because of the anticipated huge turnout, Newport strongly recommends that guests make reservations in advance. No worries though, your dated tickets will serve as your reservation!

  2. Where is Newport Beach Boat Parade located?

    This merry event this Christmas is located at 309 Palm Street Ste #A, Newport Beach, CA, 92661.

  3. Do I need to print my Newport Beach Boat Parade discount tickets from FunEx?

    FunEx continues and will always provide convenience to the customers – with that being said, convenience, including the printing of tickets, is not necessary. All you need to do is to save your electronic Newport Beach Boat Parade tickets on your phone and show them at the ticket booth for easy entry.

  4. How soon will I receive my Boat Parade tickets from FunEx?

    Your Newport Beach Boat Parade discount tickets will be available for pick up at their office (at either 400 Main Street Newport Beach, CA 92661 or 309 Palm Street, Suite A.) on the day of your visit. An email confirmation will be sent to you providing a break down.

  5. Do kids need to pay for Boat Parade discount tickets to join the parade?

    Yes. Kids’ admission fee starts at $10.

  6. Do we need to wear masks during the trip?

    Passengers will be required to wear a mask when inside galley areas and whileboarding and disembarking the vessel. No masks are required on the vesselwhen outside. The mask regulation is per the United States Coast Guardand the discretion of the owners of Newport Landing and Davey's Locker.

  7. Is there parking available?

    Parking is best found at the valet parking structure located at 309 Palm St. Newport Beach, CA 92661 (corner of Adams Street & E Bay Avenue).

    On the weekends, the parking structure at 309 Palm St is also best option although if it fills, you can also try parking at the Balboa Pier Municipal Parking Lot located at 1 Balboa Pier Newport Beach, CA. 92661. Please be prepared to pay for parking at both locations. Oversized vehicles should use Balboa Pier Parking.

  8. What time should I get there?

    We suggest arriving one hour prior to your scheduled departure to allow time to park and check in. Please note, your start time is the time your vessel departs therefore, arriving 60 minutes prior to your departure time is highly recommended.

Location: 309 Palm St Ste #A, Newport Beach, CA, 92661

Phone: 949-675-0551

Last updated August 28, 2023.

Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises & Christmas Boat Parade Tickets
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