It’s a wonderful time of the year, as the song would say. Christmas time is when everyone gets sentimental, spends their hours with family, and decorates the tree. In Newport Beach, it is time for the Christmas Boat Parade, which has become a staple tradition over the last century. If you haven’t been, then you are certainly missing out on a beautiful and exciting tradition.The Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach takes place every December for five nights, from the third Wednesday to the third Sunday. It’s much more than it sounds too.

The History: Christmas Boat Parade Newport

Christmas Boat Parade Newport

Over one hundred years ago, boat owners who lived and worked in Newport Beach thought it would be fun to start a Christmas parade tradition, so about a dozen boats floated by with decorations so that all of the residents could enjoy.

It certainly has grown since that time. In fact, now the Christmas Boat Parade in Newport includes hundreds of boats and yachts of all types. They have been decorated with lights, displays, themes, and even special effects. And, it’s not just the boat owners that get involved either. In fact, homeowners on the shoreline decorate their houses and docks too.

Newport Beach becomes a veritable winter wonderland for those five nights in December.

The Extent of the Display: Christmas Boat Parade Newport

No one holds back during the Christmas Boat Parade in Newport. In fact, it is not even considered out of the ordinary that boat owners spend tens of thousands of dollars on the displays. They truly do go all out, so it should be no wonder to anyone that people travel from all over the country to take in the displays.
If you visit, you certainly will not be let down and you will find yourself wanting to go back every single night of the week. Then, you will count down the days until next year when you can see the ultimate display of Christmas decorations once again.

The Christmas Boat Parade is one of the largest in the country, and you can only appreciate part of it from the shore. That’s why you need to consider another option.

Christmas Boat Parade Newport

Davey’s Locker Cruises
in the Christmas Boat Parade Newport

Throughout the five day event, Davey’s Locker offers Newport Beach Boat Parade cruises so that you can be fully immersed in the parade. You will get to see all of the boats that have been bedecked with lights and displays. You will also see the homes and docks too. You won’t just be a spectator on the shore. Instead, you will be a part of the parade.
Then, if you want something extra special, you can go to the cruise on the last day of the parade and watch a finale display of fireworks right from the water.

Davey’s Locker actually offers holiday cruises throughout the month of December, all the way through New Year’s Eve. That way, even if you can’t make it for the Christmas Boat Parade in Newport, you will still be able to enjoy a fun holiday cruise. It will be a memory that you can enjoy for many years to come.

HOLIDAY CRUISE GENERAL ADMISSION
Dec. 3 – Dec. 14 | Dec. 20 – Jan. 2
Holiday Cruise Departure Times Are 5:30PM, 7:00PM, & 8:30PM Trips Are 75 Minutes In Length
ADULT
JUNIOR (12 & UNDER)
$36.00
$32.00
BOAT PARADE GENERAL ADMISSION
Dec. 15 – Dec. 19
Boat Parade Departure Times Are 5:30PM, 7:15PM, & 8:30PM Trips Are 60 – 90 Minutes In Length
ADULT
JUNIOR (12 & UNDER)
$36.00
$32.00

TICKETS ARE PRE-PAID AT TIME OF BOOKING – ALL SALES ARE FINAL

Holiday Lights Cruises

[Sundays through Thursdays]

Dec. 3 – Dec. 14 | Dec. 20 – Jan. 2
Holiday cruise departure times are 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm
Duration: 75 minutes

Maximum Capacities May Be Adjusted Per COVID Guidelines If Mandated
Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Newport Legacy 72 feet 144 people $2,050 $450*
Freelance 80 feet 93 people $1,250 $400*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 102 people $1,400 $300*
Nautilus 72 feet 72 people $1,250 $300*
Western Pride 75 feet 88 people $1,100 $300*
Patriot 72 feet 76 people $1,000 $250*
Thunderbird 65 feet 47 people $1,000 $200*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,000 $200*
Catallac 50 feet 40 people $1,200 $425*
* Additional hours may be added prior to the first departure or after the last departure only.

[Fridays & Saturdays]

Dec. 3 – Dec. 14 | Dec. 20 – Jan. 2
Holiday cruise departure times are 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm
Duration: 75 minutes

Maximum Capacities May Be Adjusted Per COVID Guidelines If Mandated
Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Newport Legacy 72 feet 144 people $2,600 $550*
Freelance 80 feet 93 people $1,600 $500*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 102 people $1,750 $300*
Nautilus 72 feet 72 people $2,000 $300*
Western Pride 75 feet 88 people $1,550 $400*
Patriot 72 feet 76 people $1,250 $250*
Thunderbird 65 feet 47 people $1,300 $200*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,300 $200*
Catallac 50 feet 40 people $1,800 $525*
* Additional hours may be added prior to the first departure or after the last departure only.

Christmas Parade

Dec. 15 – Dec. 19

[Wednesday, Dec. 15]

Time slots are:
5:30pm – 6:50pm | 7:05pm – 8:15pm | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Maximum Capacities May Be Adjusted Per COVID Guidelines If Mandated
Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Newport Legacy 72 feet 144 people $4,500 $650*
Freelance 80 feet 93 people $1,900 $550*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 102 people $2,000 $500*
Nautilus 72 feet 72 people $2,000 $500*
Western Pride 75 feet 88 people $1,800 $500*
Patriot 72 feet 76 people $1,600 $400*
Thunderbird 65 feet 47 people $1,500 $350*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,200 $300*
Catallac 50 feet 40 people $2,160 $550*
* Additional hours may be added prior to the first departure or after the last departure only.

[Thursday Dec. 16]

Time slots are:
5:30pm – 6:50pm | 7:05pm – 8:15pm | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Maximum Capacities May Be Adjusted Per COVID Guidelines If Mandated
Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Newport Legacy 72 feet 144 people $5,250 $700*
Freelance 80 feet 93 people $2,100 $600*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 102 people $2,500 $550*
Nautilus 72 feet 72 people $2,200 $550*
Western Pride 75 feet 88 people $2,000 $550*
Patriot 72 feet 76 people $1,850 $450*
Thunderbird 65 feet 47 people $1,750 $400*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,450 $350*
Catallac 50 feet 40 people $2,460 $600*
* Additional hours may be added prior to the first departure or after the last departure only.

[Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Dec. 17 – 19]

Time slots are:
5:30pm – 6:50pm | 7:05pm – 8:15pm | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Maximum Capacities May Be Adjusted Per COVID Guidelines If Mandated
Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Newport Legacy 72 feet 144 people $6,750 $750*
Freelance 80 feet 93 people $2,800 $650*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 102 people $3,000 $600*
Nautilus 72 feet 72 people $2,600 $600*
Western Pride 75 feet 88 people $2,700 $600*
Patriot 72 feet 76 people $2,300 $500*
Thunderbird 65 feet 47 people $1,900 $450*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,600 $400*
Catallac 50 feet 40 people $2,860 $650*
* Additional hours may be added prior to the first departure or after the last departure only.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

*Additional hours can be added before the 5:30PM departure or after the 8:30PM departure
All charter reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit when booked!

For more information contact us at (949) 675-0551

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6 passenger boats available starting at $750.00. Call for more information