Newport Channel Inn

Newport Beach Hotels, Lodging Newport Channel Inn

NEWPORT CHANNEL INN is the perfect base for your vacation adventure. The glistening waters of Newport Harbor, the Balboa Fun Zone, Catalina Island ferry, harbor cruises, boat rentals, Balboa Island, bicycling, kayaking, sport fishing, whale watching, golf, world-class dining, entertainment and shopping, and our famous sandy beaches are but a few of Newport Beach's many offerings!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2012, December 19 - 23

Nothing says Christmas in Newport Beach quite like the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.  This year's theme is "Surf, Sand, and Santa".  Come join us for this traditional annual parade – now in its 104nd year. 

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade offers a dazzling array of holiday lights, on both the massive line of brightly decorated boats and yachts wending their way through the harbor and on the countless elaborately adorned houses along on the shoreline.  The parade runs nightly from Wednesday December 19 through Sunday December 23, starting at 6:30 and ending about 9:00 each evening.  On the final night, there will be a finale of fireworks at the end of the parade.

To view the parade, you can simply stake out a comfy spot (with lots of blankets and hot chocolate) somewhere along the parade route, or board one of the many charter cruise boats to see it up close (reserve ahead), or reserve a table at one of many bayside restaurants (reserve way ahead!).  One of our favorite places is along the sidewalk around Balboa Island, where you can see the parade coming and going multiple times and you can stroll along and view the decorated homes and listen to the carolers and performers along the way.  Be sure to arrive very early to secure parking and a prime vantage point! 

The Newport Channel Inn’s Boat Parade room rates are about the best value you can find!  Room reservations can be made by calling 949 642-3030 or you can book your room on

When you check-in at the Newport Channel Inn, the front desk staff will be happy to provide you with a map of the parade route showing the approximate times where the beginning of the parade will pass by dozens of viewing spots around the harbor. 

This is an event you won’t want to miss.  Tell your friends, family, and co-workers!

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