For five nights in December, the Newport Beach Boat Parade brightens up the skyline with spectacular Christmastime light displays sparkling from multimillion-dollar yachts, fishing boats and even canoes, plus the homes, docks and businesses along the harbor get in on the electrifying action, too. A holiday tradition dating back more than 100 years, locals go all out with roof-top animated scenes, dancing Christmas trees, special effects and more (there are even prizes awarded). Hop aboard a Christmas Boat Parade Cruise on a Davey's Locker Ship, departing three times nightly, and be a part of one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in the country. And the parade always kicks off and ends with a bang -- courtesy of some breathtaking fireworks.
The 5:30pm and 8:30pm cruises last 90 minutes.
The 7:15pm cruise runs 60 minutes.