Info provided by Newport Chamber of Commerce
Newport’s scenic Yaquina Bay is the backdrop for the 18th annual Lighted Boat Parade, guaranteed to put anyone in the holiday spirit. Thousands and thousands of lights adorn dozens of boats, which make a large loop around the bay, from the Coast Guard Station to the Embarcadero Resort and back, showing off a variety of colorful designs.
The parade will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Boats will depart from various docks along the Bayfront and South Beach Marina on the south side and will leisurely circle the bay, from the Coast Guard Station to the Embarcadero.
The newest addition to the Bayfront, the NOAA Pacific Fleet, joins the festivities this year, with plans to decorate by its docks.