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    Full Speed Ahead for Christmas Boat Parade

    Full Speed Ahead for Christmas Boat Parade

    Newport Beach presented its “Christmas card to the world” this week: the 106th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, which runs through Dec. 21. “Even if you’ve seen it 100 times, there’s still a certain magic about it,” said President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach Inc., Gary Sherwin, during the parade’s opening night festivities. […]

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    'Ring of Lights' Shines Bright

    ‘Ring of Lights’ Shines Bright

    With more than twice as many participants as last year, the 2014 Ring of Lights home decorating contest has become nearly as noteworthy as its nationally recognized cousin, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, The homes are “marvelously decorated,” said President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach Inc., Gary Sherwin. The Boat Parade and the […]

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    Charity Spotlight: National Charity League Honors 25 Newport Beach Debutantes

    Charity Spotlight: National Charity League Honors 25 Newport Beach Debutantes

    Honoring six years of dedication to over 30 charities in Orange County, 25 Debutantes from the Newport Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. were honored at the 54th Debutante Ball, which was held on Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Hotel Irvine. National Charity League is a mother-daughter philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural […]

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    Under Cover: Favorite Holiday Tales for Young Readers

    Under Cover: Favorite Holiday Tales for Young Readers

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Proclaimed as fact by Andy Williams in his classic Christmas song by the same name, you’ll find precious few individuals who would care to disagree. In fact, as I sat contentedly on the couch last week, enjoying the wintry weather that had finally paid us a brief […]

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    Off the Menu: Where to Dine and Watch the Christmas Boat Parade

    Off the Menu: Where to Dine and Watch the Christmas Boat Parade

    By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale It’s time to “Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly” and watch the annual Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. More than 100 elaborately-decorated boats will circumnavigate the perimeter of the harbor, cruising by a handful of waterfront restaurants that offer prime viewing areas. Dozens more restaurants are a […]

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    Special Section: NB Indy Guide to the Christmas Boat Parade

    Special Section: NB Indy Guide to the Christmas Boat Parade

    A Newport Beach holiday tradition returns on December 17 when the 106th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade sets sail for the first of five nights, with dozens of decorated vessels slowly cruising the perimeter of Newport Harbor under the delighted gaze of several hundred thousand onlookers. Presented by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach […]

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    Weekend Rewind: Deck the Cove

    Weekend Rewind: Deck the Cove

    On Saturday, Dec. 6, more than 1,000 people attended Crystal Cove Alliance’s 18th annual “Deck the Cove” tree-lighting ceremony on the beach at Crystal Cove State Park. The family-friendly celebration, which has grown in size and scope each year, pays homage to Crystal Cove’s rich history with retro holiday décor and a unique spin on […]

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