Annual Lighting of the Bay

Fri Nov 24, 2023 - Mon Jan 1, 2024
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Repeating every days through January 1, 2024.
4:00pm PT
Age: All ages
Price: Free; Parking $10
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

The 33rd Annual Lighting of the Bay kicks off the holiday season at Newport Dunes,  illuminating the bay each evening at dusk with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations.

Opening night festivities include holiday crafts, festive food and concessions, photos with Santa, and a holiday movie on the beach. Santa takes center stage at dusk as he flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than fifty floating holiday decorations and Christmas trees. 

Opening Night is also the launch of the new Fire & Ice Festival.

The resort’s nightly bay lighting lasts through New Year’s Day and is free to the public.

The Newport Dunes Tree Lot is open with fresh Xmas trees onsite starting November 24.

Parking on Opening Night is $15.  On other evenings, resort rates apply. 

Photo courtesy of Newport Dunes.

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