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Celebrate Christmas at the Beach

November 29, 2013

If you are looking for a seaside Christmas festival with a nautical twist, head to first annual family-friendly festival “Christmas at the Beach” in Newport Beach, California!

This complimentary holiday event takes place at the Balboa Village (Home of the Fun Zone) and serves as the perfect quaint seaside setting to kick off Christmas.

The merry-making begins on December 7th from 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Festivities include:

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30p.m.
  • Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Wooden Boat Building
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Live Music
  • Christmas Carolers
  • Visit with Santa
  • Holiday Movies

Can’t miss photo op! There will be a dog sled parade with the Mayor and Santa!

After all the festivities, you are sure to be hungry. Balboa Village is your waterfront destination for family-friendly dining.  There are seafood restaurants, BBQ haunts and American cuisine and more! You’re sure to find dining that pleases the palates of even the pickiest eaters.

Why not make a day of it? Balboa Village is home to many fun and thrilling activities, go on a narrated Newport Harbor boat cruise or set to sea on a Whale Watching excursion.

If you prefer to be the captain of your own boat, rent an easy-to-navigate Duffy Electric Boat and cruise the harbor with snacks and beverages with friends and family.

If land activities are more your style, hop on bikes and cruise the boardwalk or get a Newport Beach education on a Segway tour with a guide.

Maybe taking it easy is your style, simply enjoy the beach, stroll along Balboa Pier and peruse the many shops and sites in the area.

Above all, Balboa Village is a delightful year-round family destination, but the holidays are an extra magical time to visit!

For more information about Christmas at the Beach, click here




Written by Visit Newport Beach

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