Newport Beach Festivities Welcome Dazzling Lights and Delicious Bites

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Newport Beach Festivities Welcome Dazzling Lights and Delicious Bites

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Newport Beach is a hidden gem for festive celebrations, where year-round Californian sunshine is paired with a winter wonderland of events for all the family. Visitors can get into the festive spirit with the range of events on offer, from dazzling light displays at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Fashion Island Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, to taste-testing festive favourites at the local pop-up markets.

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights 

The showstopping 115th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will occur nightly at 6:30pm from 13 – 17 December. Visitors can watch as hundreds of beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbour, competing for awards in over half a dozen categories. With Newport’s vast offering of harbourfront restaurants, viewers can enjoy the spectacular light display whilst indulging in fine dining. A+O Restaurant and Bar is highly recommended for a front-row view of the parade, paired with live music and a delicious menu of fresh seafood.

Festive Night Markets

Hosted on the opening night of the boat parade in Marina Park, the charming night market features produce from local craftsmen and food vendors including roast chestnuts and freshly baked gingerbread, alongside a variety of entertainment and kids activities including face painting and a dazzling fireworks display.

Fashion Island’s Annual Tree Lighting 

Gather around the 90-foot, white fir Christmas tree at Fashion Island for the Nightly Tree Lighting Experience, and watch as the area transforms with snowfall, festive music and a light display. The show debuts 18 November – 2 January, every half-hour between 5:30pm and 7:50pm in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard. This year, Fashion Island will also feature a Santa’s Grotto where kids can share their Christmas wish list and snap a picture with Santa.

Stay at:

Situated in the heart of Newport Beach, VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa is a beachfront hotel featuring 253 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, each boasting a private balcony or patio with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The property provides easy access to California’s most pristine beaches, popular attractions at Balboa Island and premier shopping at Fashion Island. Rates in December 2023 start from £420 for a King Room, based on two sharing. Click here for more information.

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Published 05th November 2023

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