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 you to witness all the excitement, preparation and spectacular light displays that go into making this a must-see Yuletide event. Along with viewing the entries in the parade, see many of the bay-front estates fully adorned for the Ring of Lights competition. Then stick around after your one-hour cruise to catch the over 100-year-old parade as it floats by the shore.
Departing each night of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights, Newport Landing’s pre-parade cruise is a great way to view all ships in full decor as they prepare for the parade, as well as many of the estates competing in the Ring of Lights competition. Pre-Parade Holiday Cruises depart at 4:15pm returning at 5:15pm. And with the parade passing by just after 6:00pm each night this allows for viewing the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights from shore shortly after returning.