Starting this Wednesday, December 17th & going for five consecutive nights, ending Sunday, December 21, 2008 The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting their annual Christmas Boat Parade. As the website says “Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 100th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.”
The parade sets sail from Bay Island each night at 6:30pm & finishes at the same location at approximately 9 pm. To view the parade route & schedule go HERE. If you get the chance, try to make it early to Wednesday night’s show… because “fireworks will light up the Newport skies at 6:25pm from the Balboa Pier just before the start of the parade”. &, don’t forgot to check out all the beautifully decorated bay side homes & businesses that surround the harbor. These people tend to “go all out with their own holiday spirit, featuring everything from roof-top animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees”, all in an effort to win a coveted “Ring of Lights” award.
image via newport beach christmas parade.