Celebrate the holidays with an up-close-and-personal preview of the world-famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights on a pre-parade cruise from Newport Landing. Early evening sailings allow guests to witness all the excitement, preparation and spectacular light displays of ships competing in the parade as they gather to form the parade. Along with viewing the entries in the parade see many of the bay front estates in full decor competing in the Ring Of Lights competition. See why the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights and Ring Of Lights holiday celebrations have become the must-see Yuletide event. Then just after your cruise watch the parade from shore as it passes along the Balboa Boardwalk/Funzone. The Balboa Boardwalk is considered one of the top viewing spots for the parade and is at the parade's peak of performance. This hour long cruise is a great way to kick off the parade for the evening.
Departs = 4:15 PM, Returns = 5:15 PM, Price = $18.00
The formal boat parade for the evening may be coming to an end but all of the decorations and festivities continue on. Decorated ships in the parade break off and cruise the bay just as in the parade while bay front homes shine with holiday lights and decorations competing in their Ring Of Lights event. This post parade cruise is a secret gem for guests wanting to experience the parade but can't for whatever reason. This hour long cruise is one of our most popular for late comers to the parade.
Departs = 10:00 PM, Returns = 11:00 PM, Price = $18.00