Celebrate the 28th Annual Lighting of the Bay

Nov 23rd • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will 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 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.

3 p.m. – Live performances of holiday favorites by OC Children’s Song Group, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar High School Choirs

5:30 p.m. – Santa’s arrival and Lighting of the Bay

6 p.m. – Movie, Elf

Friday, November 23, 3–8 p.m.

*The lights will be turned on each night at dusk through the holiday season.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660

*On-site parking is $10

For more information on events and amenities at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, please call 949-729-3863 or visit

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