Welcome to our Holidays at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach, as we kick off the holiday season with the 29th Annual Lighting of the Bay happening each evening, Christmas Tree Lot open daily, Brunch with Santa, and much more. Our month-long, winter wonderland celebration features a full schedule of festivities .

2019 concludes with NYE Countdown in Newport Beach music celebration by Flashback Heart Attack at the Bayside Pavilion!  We also have a lovely dinner & show package at the Back Bay Bistro featuring Illusion (a Stevie Nick’s tribute band).


Happy Holidays

Christmas Tree Lot:   Open Daily 10A – 9P
Lighting of the Bay: Each evening from sunset
Brunch with Santa: December 14 & 21, 2019
Christmas Eve Dinner: December 24, 2019
NYE Countdown in Newport Beach: December 31, 2019


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Christmas Tree Lot – Open Daily

Pick the perfect pine at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort’s Christmas Tree Lot. Sip complimentary coffee and hot chocolate while browsing hundreds of trees, freshly delivered weekly for the best and highest quality of pines. These are some of the most beautiful trees available in Orange County.
Tree Lot is Open Daily: 10am – 9pm (Lot will close when we sell out closer to Christmas)

29th Annual Lighting of the Bay – Nightly

Lighting of the Bay features over 50 floats with holiday lights illuminating the Back Bay. Gather at the shores with family and friends and enjoy.

While visiting, enjoy dinner or happy hour at the Back Bay Bistro.  The Bistro is open Wednesday – Sunday.

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Brunch with Santa – Dec 14 & 21

Back Bay Bistro welcomes guests to celebrate the holidays with family, friends, great food and Mr. Santa Claus himself. Take photos with Santa in between trips to the sprawling brunch buffet highlighting food stations like cooked-to-order omelets and pancakes, bottomless champagne and mimosas, and a dessert display. Brunch is served from 11 am – 1 pm.  Adults are $28 and children under 10 years old are $13.

Christmas Eve Dinner Package – Dec 24

Enjoy a gourmet, four-course Christmas Eve dinner at Back Bay Bistro highlighting seasonal sides, three succulent main course options and a decadent dessert. Celebrate the season in the festive waterfront atmosphere with gorgeous views of the Back Bay illuminated with holiday lights.

See the Christmas Eve menu.

NYE Countdown in Newport Beach – Dec 31

Come down to the California beach for NYE Countdown in Newport Beach! Ring in the new year with the nationally-acclaimed ‘80s cover band, Flashback Heart Attack in the breathtaking seaside atmosphere of Newport Dunes. Food and beverage concessions from full bars and food trucks will be available for purchase. Special VIP packages are available featuring gourmet 4-course dinner, VIP waitstaff, separate VIP entrance and restrooms. VIP 8-person cabanas are also available and offer VIP accommodations and bottle service.