Newport Beach lights it up right after Thanksgiving and by the first of December the entire harbor glows in all its glory for all to see, free. But if you don’t act as early as now, you’ll miss the best deals for viewing — becoming part of the 2012 boat parade itself, with half price tickets.
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is free to enjoy from a number of spots along miles of shoreline, all lit up for the holidays.
“Beautiful multi-million dollar yachts, kayaks, canoes and other small boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air at the Christmas Boat Parade. Many of the boats will be richly decorated with animated Christmas scenes accompanied by music and costumed carolers. Some boat owners in the past have spent over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event.” –Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
WHAT: The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights 2012 is FREE to view from the shoreline.
CRUISE DEAL 1: Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Cruise Discount Tickets 67% Off.
This cruise, offered by Newport Landing, will take you along the miles of waterfront estates, so you can enjoy the holiday views of both the estates and yachts.
CRUISE DEAL 2: Newport Landing’s Holiday Cruises: See Newport Beach’s Light Displays 90% Off.
See the Newport Beach holiday decorations — the waterfront estates, docks, and landscapes on this Newport Landing cruise.
WHEN: ALL OFFERS EXPIRED.
WHERE: Cruises launch from Newport Landing, 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach CA 92661. Phone: 949-675-0551. (At the Balboa Pavilion, within walking distance of the Fun Zone.)
SAVVY TIP: Parking to view the parade from shore can be problematic, so plan to get there early. In general, the public lot next to the Balboa pier is your best choice. Here’s a detailed rundown of parking during the Newport Beach Boat Parade.