Christmas Boat Parades in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

YouTube – Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n2MmFwikn0

First half of the Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach, California.

YouTube – 15292 Christmas Boat Parade, Decorations, Newport Beach, CA. 2003, Music, SubWoofer Sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxViUCcypKk

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade – Guide to Watching the Boat Parade

http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/caorangecounty/a/newport_parade.htm

This seasonal event is held every December, but you can see it now in our Photo Tour.


The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade started in the early 1900s when Venetian gondolier John Scarpa put lights on eight canoes and his gondola. Scarpa might be surprised at what his simple act has spawned, with some entrants in today’s Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade spending over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event. It’s a popular local tradition, but the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade has also been ranked one of the country’s top holiday happenings by the New York Times.

California Christmas Boat Parades Lighted Parade Boats California Holiday

California Christmas boat parades have changed in many ways. If you remember the days when the party boats wandered up and down the Newport bay, carolers and merry celebrators drinking as they drove,  times have changed for California boaters…..

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