9 Holiday Happenings in Newport Beach That’ll Make Your Spirits Bright

9 Holiday Happenings in Newport Beach That’ll Make Your Spirits Bright

  • Kenny Eggmann
  • 11/28/22

Make new family traditions in one of the most festive towns in America: Newport Beach, California. It might not snow in Newport Beach, but there are definitely enough holiday festivities to make up for it. You’ll discover everything you’re looking for to make your season bright. From the iconic Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade to extraordinary holiday displays, soak up all the magic and joy this holiday season at these nine events!


Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

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We all know why you’re really here—for the 114th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade! This can’t-miss event in Newport Beach will take place December 14-18 and is hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. The parade gives locals and visitors a chance to celebrate the festive season in the best way possible—on the water with decorated and sparkling boats, of course.


Night of 1000 Lights

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Taking place over 11 days this December starting on the 9th, Night of 1000 Lights is a dazzling display of lights and live entertainment at local favorite Sherman Library and Gardens. Stroll through light tunnels, visit with Santa and snuggle up with s’mores at the firepits with the whole family.


Ring of Lights

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If you’re looking for the most over-the-top decorated homes, head to Balboa Island for the annual Ring of Lights home competition. Homeowners are definitely in the holiday spirit in this charming neighborhood with their glittering lights, dancing Christmas trees and animated roof-top scenes! Grab a cup of hot cocoa from Huskins Coffee Co., then get your steps in with a self-guided lights tour.


Fashion Island’s Annual Tree Lighting


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