Newport Beach 106th Annual Christmas Boat Parade

On December 17, the city of Newport Beach will light up the night at the opening ceremony of its 106th

Annual Christmas Boat Parade. The celebration, which is the longest running in the nation and spans

five festive nights, will be Grand Marshalled by actress Leslie Mann and singer/actor Mark McGrath.

Mann and McGrath will be the first-ever Grand Marshals for this historic event.

 

Known for her roles in This is “40,” “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” Mann is a distinguished

comedic Hollywood actress and grew up in Newport Beach. She will stand beside McGrath, who made

his mark in the music world with his band Sugar Ray and produced such hits as Fly and Every Morning.

McGrath and Mann, who is married to writer/director/producer Judd Apatow, both attended Corona del

Mar High School. “It’s thrilling to watch both of their successful careers throughout the years and how

wonderful to have them back in their hometown at the holidays,” said Newport Beach & Company

President and CEO Gary Sherwin.

 

This year’s parade is themed “Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly” and will be coupled with the Ring of

Lights home decorating competition, where residents will showcase their holiday spirit with beautifully

decorated homes on the bay. Hundred of lights and seasonal décor help make this winter wonderland

on the water a destination for travelers and an exciting spectacle for Newport residents each year.

For more information about the parade, visit www.christmasboatparade.com.

 

Photo Credit: Blue Cotton Photography, Inc.

Lisa Kestenbaum

Lisa Kestenbaum

Lisa Kestenbaum is a freelance writer who can typically be found buried in a book or with a road map in hand.A SoCal native with a perennial travel bug, she enjoys exploring the pockets of LA as well as hitting the road to find the best wine and cheese shop or city’s most breathtaking views.Never one to shy away from an adventure, the University of Southern California grad can’t wait to see what 2015 has to offer.
Lisa Kestenbaum

Author: Lisa Kestenbaum

Lisa Kestenbaum is a freelance writer who can typically be found buried in a book or with a road map in hand. A SoCal native with a perennial travel bug, she enjoys exploring the pockets of LA as well as hitting the road to find the best wine and cheese shop or city’s most breathtaking views. Never one to shy away from an adventure, the University of Southern California grad can’t wait to see what 2015 has to offer.

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