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2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Guide

Viewing the Newport Beach Boat Parade '17 by ship

Festively decorated boats at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade from Newport Landing

For cruises during the 2017 Newport Beach Boat Parade, Newport Landing offers three cruise times each night of the 2017 boat parade. The 2017 Boat Parade dates are Wednesday December 13, 2017 - Sunday December 17, 2017. Departure times are at 5:30 pm, 7:15 pm, and 8:30 pm for each of the 5 nights of the parade.

Each Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade cruise is aboard one of our fully decorated ships that are in the actual parade. See all of the ships in the 2017 Newport Beach Parade while traveling through the bay. See the amazing holiday light displays of all the Newport Bay waterfront estates competing in their own contest called the Ring of Lights. Viewing the Newport Beach Boat Parade 2017 by ship allows everyone to get the full boat parade experience without the need of your own boat.


Companies that provide cruises in the 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Landing Cruises

Offers several general admission cruises each night of the parade. Each of their ships is fully decorated and travels with the boat parade viewing both all the decorated ships and decorated estates. ⇢ To reserve online, check out 2017 Newport Beach Boat Parade Cruises or call (949) 675-0551.

Davey's Locker

Choose from several ships to view the Newport Beach Boat Parade Cruise with the boat parade and view all the amazing ships decorated with dazzling holiday light displays each competing for awards including best in show for this year's 2017 boat parade in Newport Beach. ⇢ To get more information online go to Newport Beach Boat Parade Cruises 2017 or call (949) 673-1435.

Cruise Newport Beach

Providing cruises both during all the parade nights and throughout the month of December. View the incredible holiday light displays that have made Newport Beach legendary. ⇢ For more information on their cruises, go to Cruise Newport Beach or call 949-673-1489

Ocean Explorer Cruises

Choose from general admission cruises each night of the 2017 Boat Parade or rent the entire ship for just you and your guests for a holiday party during the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade or throughout the month of December. Their ship has 2 decks, full bar, full sound system, large indoor salon with seating, lower level outdoor surround deck seating, and upper deck seating. ⇢ For more information, go to Ocean Explorer Cruises.


2017 Parade Schedule & Route

Below is the 2017 Newport Beach Boat Parade schedule including starting and ending times/locations for the boat parade. Please note these times are approximations as the parade can move at different speeds each night arriving slightly earlier or later than the stated times at the different points in Newport Bay.

Time Schedule


  • Bay Island Channel (starting point)
    6:30pm
     
  • Newport Landing Cruises
    6:34pm
     
  • Balboa Boat Rentals (Balboa Peninsula Side)
    6:35pm
     
  • Balboa Pavilion, Davey’s Locker, Harborside Restaurant
    6:37pm
     
  • Peninsula Point Beach
    6:50pm
     
  • Pirate’s Cove (Baby beach)
    6:52pm
     
  • Coast Guard Station
    6:56pm
     
  • Balboa Yacht Club
    6:58pm
     
  • Bahia Yacht Club
    7:01pm
     
  • Balboa Island Bridge
    7:04pm
     
  • Little Island Beach
    7:06pm
     
  • Little Island Point
    7:09pm
     
  • Balboa Island South Bayfront
    7:12pm
     
  • Balboa Island Ferry Crossing (Balboa Island Side)
    7:18pm
     
  • Collins Island
    7:20pm
     
  • Balboa Island North Bayfront
    7:25pm
     
  • Balboa Island Bridge
    7:30pm
     
  • Harbor Island
    7:37pm
     
  • PCH Bridge
    7:44pm
     
  • Bay Shores Community Beach
    7:47pm
     
  • Balboa Bay Club
    7:54pm
     
  • Orange Coast College Crew Base
    7:56pm
     
  • Newport Beach Boy Scout Sea Base
    7:57pm
     
  • Duffy Electric Boat Company
    7:58pm
     
  • Joe’s Crab Shack, Rusty Pelican, Charthouse, Villa Nova
    8:00pm
     
  • Lido Marina Village
    8:03pm
     
  • Lido Park & Bridge
    8:04pm
     
  • Via Lido
    8:09pm
     
  • Lido Island Bend
    8:28pm
     
  • Lido Isle Bridge
    8:33pm
     
  • Tip Of Lido Peninsula
    8:40pm
     
  • Lido Marina Park
    8:42pm
     
  • American Legion
    8:45pm
     
  • 15th Street Balboa Peninsula
    8:48pm
     
  • 10th Street Peninsula
    8:52pm
     
  • Newport Harbor Yacht Club
    8:55pm
     
  • Bay Island (Finish)
    9 - 9:30pm
     

Entering your home or business in the 2017 Newport Beach Boat Parade

Bay front homes and businesses can register for another 2017 holiday competition that concedes with the 2017 Newport Beach Boat Parade. The competition is called the "Ring of Lights". Awards are awarded in several categories along with bragging rights for 2017 holiday season. To submit your home or business go to registration page. Deadline to enter is noon on Monday December 11, 2017

Viewing the Newport Boat Parade 2017 from around the bay

For those that do not have a boat entered in the boat parade or are not able to cruise in the Newport Beach Boat Parade there are a number of different locations around Newport Bay to view the parade. Some of the most popular include the Balboa Funzone/Boardwalk, Peninsula Point Beach, the walkways on both sides of the Balboa Island ferry crossing, and Lido Park. Viewing the parade from shore is best in areas with lower lighting and unobstructed views. The parade will only pass by once so definitely arrive earlier so that the parade does not pass you by. Above is the complete Newport Beach Parade route for 2017.


Viewing the Newport Boat Parade 2017 from a bayside restaurant

There is a large selection of restaurants located on the Newport Bay and surrounding areas. If dining is necessary while viewing the parade, several options are provided below. Make sure to time your reservations correctly. The Newport Boat Parade schedule is almost 4 hours with the parade passing different restaurants at different times. Here are the following restaurants with bayside views to take in the Newport Beach Boat Parade over all 5 nights of the parade in 2017:

Newport Landing Restaurant

Phone: (949) 675-2373 | Web: Newport-Landing.com
Newport Landing is located on the Balboa Boardwalk and is at the start of the 2017 Boat Parade route. There is indoor and outdoor seating at Newport Landing with two floors to choose from. Catch the Newport Boat Parade at the 6 pm time or catch it from across Newport Bay around 7:30 pm as it travels around Balboa Island. Choose from large selection of food items and wine/spirits. Newport Landing will usually offer a Newport Beach Boat Parade special menu for the 5 nights of the parade. A good option for seeing the boat parade would be to have dinner at the 6 pm sitting and then catch a Newport Beach Boat Parade Cruise at the 7:15 or 8:30 pm cruise times, taking in the parade by both land and boat and during your cruise viewing the many estates in full décor. For 2017 Boat Parade banquet rentals - http://www.newport-landing.com/special_events/

Harborside Restaurant

Phone: (949) 673-4633 | Web: Harborside-Pavilion.com
Harborside Restaurant is located in the historic Balboa Pavilion, and sits right on Newport Bay. All seating is indoors but from almost any table you get a front row seat for the parade passing by. Harborside specializes in fresh seafood, Alaskan king crab, Australian lobster, steaks and local favorites. Reserve early for any one of the 2017 Boat Parade nights as this is very popular dinning destination for the parade as well as those taking boat parade cruises in the Newport Beach Boat Parade either before or after dinner.

Rusty Pelican

Phone: (949) 642-3431 | Web: RustyPelican.com
A Newport Beach gem, Rusty Pelican offers a variety of fresh fish, steaks, tantalizing appetizers, and irresistible desserts. Great atmosphere for the holiday parade with ability to dine downstairs or go upstairs to the bar. Right on Newport Bay catch the Newport Beach Boat Parade as it passes by each of the 5 nights. Popular dining location for the parade so make sure to make reservations in advance. Also a fun place to come after a Boat Parade cruise to continue celebrating the festivities.

Blue Water Grill

Phone: (949) 675-FISH
We search the globe for the highest quality fresh seafood. We develop and maintain relationships with reputable seafood suppliers. We adhere to a daily ritual of controls and systems to ensure the integrity of our seafood. Bluewater is casual, fun, owner-operated, offers a kid's menu, oyster bar, patio dining and full bar with a great wine list and Happy Hour. Come in an enjoy our legendary hospitality.

Balboa Bay Club

Phone: (949) 645-5000 | Web: BalboaBayResort.com
Balboa Bay Club offers great bayside views of the 2017 Newport Beach Boat Parade. Several dining options are available within this resort and dining destination. There is the exclusive (members only) Members Bay Club Grill, the Waterline Dinner, & the Anchors & Oceans Kitchen & Bar. With several dining options, all in one location this is a very popular destination for the Newport Beach Boat Parade. And with hotel on property, you can celebrate the parade and stay in one of the terrific rooms to rest after all the festivities. The Newport Beach Boat Parade passes by the Balboa Bay Club at 7:54 pm each of the 5 nights. The time of the 2017 Boat Parade will pass by can vary from 15 to 20 minutes earlier or up to half hour later depending on several factors so it is good to allow plenty of time for viewing the boat parade or you might miss some great light displays.

The Winery Restaurant

Phone: (949) 642-7880
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar pairs contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. Located in Newport Beach, The Winery was named "Restaurant of the Year" by the Orange County Concierge Association in its first year in business.

The Old Spaghetti Factory

2110 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA. 92663 - (949) 675-8654 - osf.com

Pizza Pete's

701 E Edgewater Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661 - (949) 675-4771 - yelp.com/biz/pizza-petes-newport-beach

Azar's Gourmet Pizza

309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661 - (949) 673-8516 - yelp.com/biz/azars-gourmet-pizza-newport-beach

Balboa Barbie-Q

600 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661 - (949) 673-4000 - balboabarbieq.com

The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific

3010 Lafayette Ave, Newport Beach, CA - (949) 566-0060 - cannerynewport.com

Zen Sushi

2900 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 722-2520 - yelp.com/biz/zen-sushi-newport-beach

21 Oceanfront

2100 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA - (949) 673-2100 - 21oceanfront.com

A Restaurant

3334 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA - (949) 650-6505 - arestaurantnb.com

Amelia's Seafood & Italian Restaurant

311 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 673-6580 - ameliasbalboaisland.com

Baja Sharkeez

630 Lido Park Dr., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 675-3474 - bluewatergrill.com

Cabo Cantina

100 S. Main St., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 723-5711

Caffe Il Farro

111 21st Place., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 723-5711 - ilfarro.com

The Crab Cooker

2200 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 673-0100 - crabcooker.com

Lido Shipyard Sausage Co.

251 Shipyard Way, Ste.D, Newport Beach, CA - (949) 723-0621 - sabatinosausagecompany.com

Malarky's Pub

3011 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 675-2340 - malarkyspub.com

Newport Beach Brewing Company

2920 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 675-8449 - nbbrewco.com

Perry's Pizza

2108 3/4 W.Oceanfront., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 673-1366 - perryspizza.net

Rockin' Baja

2104 W. Ocean Front., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 723-0606 - rockinbaja.com

Ruby's Diner

1 Balboa Pier., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 675-7829 - rubys.com

San Shi Go

205 Main St., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 673-3724 - okidokirestaurant.com

Sol Cocina

251 East Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 675-9800 - solcocina.com

The Village Inn

127 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 675-8300 - thevillageinnrestaurants.com


Nightlife & Bars To Continue The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Celebrations

Balboa Saloon

127 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 673-9783 - balboasaloon.com

Cabo Cantina

100 S. Main St., Newport Beach, CA - (949) 675-7760 - cabocantina.com

Class Of 47

209 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA 92661 - (949) 675-5774 - classof47.net

Mutt Lynch's

2300 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 675-1556 - muttlynchs.com

Newport Beach Brewing Company

2920 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 675-8449 - newportbeachbrewingcompany.com

Rudy's Pub and Grill

3110 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 723-0293 - rudyspubandgrill.com

Malarky's Irish Pub

3011 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 675-2340 - malarkysirishpub.com

Woody's Wharf

2318 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 675-0474 - woodyswharf.com

Newport Beach Sharkeez

114 McFadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 673-0292 - sharkeez.net/newport-beach

Cassidy's Bar & Grill

2603 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 675-8949 - yelp.com/biz/cassidys-bar-and-grill-newport-beach

Blackie's By The Sea

2118 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - (949) 675-1074 - blackiesbythesea.com