Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Begins Wednesday December 19 2018

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Courtesy of ChristmasBoatParade.com
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Courtesy of ChristmasBoatParade.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts Wednesday December 19 2018 and runs thru Sunday December 23 2018.
The Christmas Boat Parade is a Newport Beach Free Family Friendly Holiday Viewing Event from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
South OC Beaches has all the details for you to enjoy the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade!

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Viewing Tips

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade participants will start from the east end of Lido Island following the celebrated route, with the first public viewing destination now at the new 10.5-acre Marina Park.
The community park offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route, creating an optimal location to gather and enjoy the festivities.

Residents and visitors will have optimal viewing of the beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail in the parade from the Dine & Watch waterfront and Dine & Walk dining options within walking distance of the many public viewing spots.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Opening Night Wednesday December 19 2018

Wednesday December 19 2018
4:30pm: Marina Park. Family-friendly activities including face painters, caricature artists, LA Chargers football toss competition and food vendors.
Live musical performance by The Young Americans.
6:15pm Fireworks @ Newport Pier
6:30pm Parade begins
Grand Marshal is Albert Pujols
Three-time National League MVP and two-time World Series champion

Thursday December 20 2018
6:30pm: Parade Begins

Grand Marshals: A Salute to Hometown Heroes
Cheer on our local heroes, those first-responders and lifesavers who serve our communities, as they lead the evening’s festivities.

Friday December 21 2018

6:30pm: Parade Begins

Grand Marshals: The Young Americans
The Young Americans®, founded in 1962, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world. Dubbed as America’s Musical Ambassadors, they use the power of music, dance, performance, academics, and cultural interaction to foster their mission.

Saturday December 22 2018

6:30pm: Parade Begins

Grand Marshals: A Celebration of Christmas Movies and Music with Olive Crest

Children and families of Olive Crest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and treating and educating at-risk children, enjoy the holiday sentiments of family fun, bringing the spirit of Christmas to life.

Sunday December 24 2018

6:30pm: Parade Begins
9:05pm Fireworks @ Balboa Pier (just after parade concludes)

Grand Marshals: Corona del Mar High School Drum Line

The CdM Drum Line is one of the premiere performing groups at Corona del Mar High School. It serves as a musical ambassador, performing regularly in pep rallies as well as school and community events.

Three-time National League MVP and two-time World Series champion

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Viewing Map and Times

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2018 Map

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2018 Schedule
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Parking

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is located in Newport Harbor.
Take Newport Blvd till you see Newport Harbor!
Marina Park is located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach California.

There is parking available in all City Parking lots.
You can find out more about Newport Beach Parking at The City of Newport Beach.

Street parking along the parade route is also available.
As the parade draws thousands of people, please allow extra travel time to find parking!
For more information about the Christmas Boat Parade, please call (949) 729-4400.

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