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Newport Landing Cruises
Departs from Newport Landing 309 Palm Street Suite A Newport Beach, CA 92661
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7 stars
The weather was cool. . I wore a casual outfit. Jeans and bring along a thin sweater..
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Pre-Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Cruises
25 ratings
3.4 average rating
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30 reviews
18 stars
attended Dec 19 2010

I can't blame the event for the rain which made the whole experience super horrible, but even without the rain, this was basically a scam. This made is sound like you'd actually get to see the boats that would be in the boat parade before they...continued

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16 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

The 4:30 1 hour trip was a good choice--although we did not depart until 4:45 and returned at 6:00. It was still daylight and we could watch the changing light as the sun went down and observe the houses being transformed as their festive...continued

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5 reviews
24 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

A lovely PRE parade boat ride with sunset and views of homes decorated around the water. Few decorated boats seen for event should probably not be a decorated boat. It set up a different expectation. Still recommended.

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Departing each night of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights, Newport Landing’s pre-parade cruise is a great way to view all ships in full decor as they prepare for the parade, as well as many of the estates competing in the Ring of Lights competition. Pre-Parade Holiday Cruises depart at 4:15pm returning at 5:15pm. And with the parade passing by just after 6:00pm each night this allows for viewing the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade of Lights from shore shortly after returning.