Starting Wednesday, December 14th & going for five consecutive nights, ending Sunday, December 18th, 2011 is Newport Beach’s 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 103rd Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.”

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Newport Beach 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. You can view the parade from almost any place on the shore FREE of cost & all city parking lots will open throughout the parade.

Another great viewing option is any of the waterfront restaurants (find a list HERE to make reservations), or on a boat of your own (find a list HERE of public & private cruises available during 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.

xoxo, K
image via Newport Beach Boat Parade.