Charter Yachts
2527 West Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Parade of Lights Boat Parade

Newport Beach Parade of Lights

Each year local large companies and small private businesses contact our office seeking assistance from one of our event coordinating specialists in hopes of creating a memorable and special holiday party for their co-workers.

Year after year they come to realize that there is not better place to celebrate the holiday season than right here in beautiful Newport Beach and on one of our many yachts to choose from. We join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. 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. The Christmas floats will wind their way some 14 miles around the harbor to give viewers in restaurants, yacht clubs, on public beaches, and in private homes an incredible sight that has delighted millions of people for a century.

The Christmas Boat Parade, which has been hailed as "one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation" by the New York Times, is truly a magical holiday tradition for all ages. The parade continues to be a premier event during the holiday season in Southern California that brings joy and happiness to all that view it.

Serving as the backdrop for the hundreds of lighted boats in the parade is the annual "Ring of Lights" contest, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Beautifully decorated bayside homes and businesses surrounding the harbor go "all out" with their own holiday spirit, featuring everything from roof-top animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees. With its own judged categories and prizes awarded, the "Ring of Lights" has become as celebrated as the boat parade itself.

On the final night of the parade a special fireworks display will close out the parade. Beginning at approximately 9:00 pm, the fireworks will be visible from all around the harbor, being launched from the Balboa Pier.

Our Specialties

  • Budgets and expectations customized to each individual
  • Elaborately decorated yachts for the holiday season
  • Festively delicious menus created by Canyon Catering
  • Professional and courteous staff overseeing and assisting every event
  • Excellent reputation with over 20 years of satisfied clients