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Orange County Christmas Boat Parade Cruises


It’s the most wonderful time to bring your family to admire twinkling lights while cruising around one of our local harbors during a Christmas boat parade. Local yacht companies are offering affordable pricing for families to experience the Christmas Boat Parade unlike ever before – on the water!

Holiday Lights Cruise: Newport Harbor’s Sparkling Boats, Homes, Docks & More
Cost: Comp – $15

SoCal may not have snow, sleds and mittens for the holidays, but Newport Beach boasts dazzling Christmastime light displays sparkling from the boats, homes, docks and businesses along the harbor. Now a holiday tradition dating back more than 100 years, locals go “all out” with roof-top animated scenes, dancing Christmas trees, special effects and more (there are even prizes awarded). Hop onboard a 75-minute Holiday Lights Cruise on Davey’s Locker Ships, and be a part of one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in the country.

Pre & Post-Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Cruises
Cost: Comp – $9

Celebrate the holidays with an up-close-and-personal preview of the world-famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights on pre and post-parade cruises from Newport Landing. Early evening sailings allow you to witness all the excitement, preparation and spectacular light displays that go into making this a must-see Yuletide event, and post-cruises give you the chance to continue feeling the excitement and warmth of the holiday spirit. Along with viewing the entries in this over 100-year-old parade, see many of the bay-front estates fully adorned for the Ring of Lights competition.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Cost: $5-28

Hop on a holiday lights cruise offered by Newport Landing during the famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights 2016. You’ll travel with the famous boat parade along miles of waterfront estates during each evening of the parade, catching spectacular views of both estates and yachts in full holiday décor with festive light displays. With over 100 years of history, this magical holiday event includes hundreds of yachts, cruise ships and water crafts competing for awards in many categories. Yahoo Travel named the Newport Beach Boat Parade the “No. 2 Destination in the Country for Holiday Lights,” and The New York Times hailed it as “one of the top 10 holiday happenings in the nation.”

Newport Beach Light Displays on Holiday Cruise
Cost: Comp- $15

The town of Newport Beach is known for its holiday decorations: Bayside homes and businesses surrounding the harbor go all “out” during this time of year. From rooftop animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees, hundreds of waterfront estates, docks, landscapes and waterfront businesses are lit with extravagant displays for this festive season. Hop on this holiday cruise and catch all the bright lights and elaborate decorations. And you can even pick which ones you think might win the annual Ring of Lights competition.

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