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Annual Lighting of the Bay

Sat Nov 30, 2019
3:00pm to 9:30pm
All ages
Free; Parking $10

The 29th Annual Lighting of the Bay kicks off the holiday season at Newport Dunes. Santa picks a lucky kid to help him flip the switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations.

Families can also enjoy live chorale performances by local school choirs, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, train rides, and an outdoor holiday movie. The bay continues to be illuminated each evening at dusk through New Year’s Day. 

$10 on-site parking is available to be reserved in advance online.


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
** Event dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the event website to verify.
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