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Come to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, as we kick off the holiday season with the 28th Annual Lighting of the Bay celebration featuring a full schedule of seasonal festivities on Friday, November 23 from 3-8 p.m.

Families will enjoy live chorale performances, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa Claus will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand-up paddleboard and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations. An outdoor screening of a holiday movie will wrap up the evening with hot cocoa and cider. Additional food and bar concessions will be available for purchase.


Lighting of the Bay Schedule:

3:00 to 5:00pm – Live Performances by OC Children’s Song Group, Newport Harbor, and Corona Del Mar High School Choirs.
Train Rides, Cookie Decorating, Holiday Crafts, and Hot Cocoa.

5:00 p.m. – Countdown to the Lighting of the Bay featuring Santa Claus, who will flip the giant switch to illuminate the bay.

5:30 p.m. – Santa Claus will flip the switch that will turn on 50+ electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations in the bay! Photo Ops. with Santa!!

6:00 p.m. – Holiday Movie: “The Santa Claus” at the gazebo. Families are encouraged to dress warmly and bring blankets.

Full bar being offered. No outside alcohol allowed.

Newport Dunes Tree Lot

Newport Dunes Tree Lot Opens November 23rd. Bring the Family November 24th or 25th for more Photo Ops. with Santa! Get high quality, fresh trees from Oregon. These are some of the most beautiful trees available in Orange County.
Tree Lot Open Daily: 10am – 9pm