Annual Christmas Boat Parade 2020

Happy New Years 2020! Celebrate the Holidays with Us

Join East Meets West Excursions for the 2020 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

112th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat starts
Wednesday December 16, 2020 thru Sunday December 20, 2020. Make your Reservation Today.

Don’t miss your chance to experience one of Newport Beach’s most celebrated events of the year and make holiday memories with family and friends.  We get very excited for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, and we would love to share it with your group aboard East Meets West Excursions.  Our new 24′ Topaz/Bimini center console is the perfect vessel to guide you along Newport Harbor for a front row seat to the beautifully decorated yachts and ornate harborside houses.

“I’ve gone on larger boat for whale watching tours and I’m never going back. Having a smaller boat allows us to go faster and see more, also it’s more private than a crowded ship. Captain Nick was positively fantastic. He really knows the waters and well as the aquatic life.” Alexandra I. from  Huntington Beach, California on July 21st 2016 via Yelp 

  • Charters are available for small groups (Private Charter Only)
  • All of our Daily Trips have a  6 passenger maximum to provide the comfort and personal attention you desire.
  • 2 sessions (90 min) available each night during boat parade week.
  • Daily Trips are at 6pm and at 8pm. `




“Our Christmas Boat Parade has become an honored tradition for over one hundred years now, and it just keep getting bigger and more spectacular,” remarks Steve Rosansky, president and CEO of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. “We have a terrific line-up of Grand Marshals, fireworks for our opening and closing nights, and millions of sparkling lights across our beautiful harbor.”

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, which has been hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by the New York Times, is truly a magical holiday tradition for all ages. The parade continues to be a premier event during the holiday season in Southern California that brings joy and happiness to all that view it.

As Newport Beach’s Christmas Card to the world, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will set the harbor ablaze for five consecutive nights.


Fireworks help to kick off this year’s event and can be seen lighting the sky over the Newport Beach Pier at about 6:15 p.m.

Beautiful multi-million dollar yachts, kayaks, canoes and other small boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Many of the boats will be richly decorated with animated Christmas scenes accompanied by music and costumed carolers. Some boat owners in the past have spent over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event.





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