Ignite your holiday spirit at the

Fire & Ice Festival

A Winter Wonderland is Coming to Newport Dunes!

Experience the magic of of the holiday season at our enchanting Fire & Ice Festival! Join us as we transform our bayside oasis into a winter wonderland filled with one of the biggest ice skating rinks in Orange County, festive lights, and heartwarming holiday moments. Relish sweeping views of the 33rd annual Lighting of the Bay. Over fifty lighted holiday decorations and Christmas trees will float on the serene, waveless bay. 

Come create cherished memories and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us!

Ice Rink With Water Views

Fire Pits & Fire Dancers

Tree Lot

Newport Dunes’  Fire & Ice Festival will also include:

Festive Cocktails & Beverages

Fire pits & S'mores Kits

Live Music and Entertainment

Holiday Activities & Movies on the Beach

& Festive Food

Views of 33rd Annual Lighting of the Bay

Skate into the Season

This ice rink will be one of the biggest in Orange County at 82 feet x 50 feet, drawing skaters from Newport Beach and surrounding areas. The ice rink will be set up so skaters can enjoy the festive lights while skating after dusk. We will also be offering corporate events and holiday parties which can include skating.

Trim the tree

The Newport Dunes tree lot offers a hand-picked selection of farm-fresh trees from Oregon. Varieties include Noble, Nordmann, Natural and Douglas. Our lot receives weekly deliveries of fresh trees. We offer wreaths and garlands, too. Open daily beginning Friday, November 24 until sold out.

Lighting of the Bay

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to present the 33rd annual Lighting of the Bay beginning at dusk on Friday, November 24, and continuing nightly through New Year’s Eve. In honor of the upcoming holiday season, the serene, waveless bay will transform each evening into a vibrant winter wonderland featuring more than fifty lighted holiday decorations and Christmas trees.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Fire & Ice Festival begin?

The Fire & Ice Festival will begin Friday, November 24, 2023 (the day after Thanksgiving) and will run through January 1, 2024.

Is the Fire & Ice Festival open to the public?

Yes! The Fire & Ice Festival is free admission and open to the public. Ice skating, concessions, and holiday trees will be available for purchase. 

There is a charge for parking. See parking rates here.

Are advanced reservations required?

Advanced reservations are recommended, not required. You can reserve your time on the ice rink online beginning in early November. 

Is parking available on site?

Yes, we have a large parking lot on site. The first 30 minutes are free.

Parking rates are as follows: 0 to 30 minutes: FREE, 30 minutes to 2 hours: $10, 2 to 5 hours: $15, 5 to 8 hours: $20, 8 to 24 hours: $25.

Is there an age minimum for ice skating?

Ice Skating is for ages 3 and up. Skating aids will be available.

What is the address?

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach 92660.

Are company sponsorships available?

Contact Us

Reach out to our friendly team by calling (949) 729-3863

Put Newport Dunes
Under Your Tree!