Newport Beach Boat Parade
A highlight of the winter holiday season on the Balboa Peninsula is the Newport Beach Boat Parade. The parade runs every year Wednesday – Sunday around the middle of December from 6:30-9PM. The 113th annual Newport Beach Boat Parade began this year on December 15. The theme this year is Jingle on the Waves. The parade was preceded by fireworks at 6:15PM. Marina Park is a wonderful place to watch the parade, although it can also be viewed from almost any harbor side beach on the Balboa Peninsula. This year there was also a Christmas market set up in Marina Park. The Parade will conclude with fireworks on Sunday night. While parking is difficult to find during parade nights, our Balboa Peninsula Beach House and Balboa Peninsula Beach Retreat each offer parking for two cars. From the property one can walk to the nearest harbor side beach, ride one of our six bicycles to Marina Park, or enjoy the parade from one of the many restaurants in the area.