Yahoo! Travel has rated Newport Beach as one of the top destinations nationwide to see holiday lights, coming in second to New York and ahead of Walt Disney World, according to a Yahoo! news article.
"For more than a century, Newport Beach's Christmas Boat Parade has delighted spectators with a 'Christmas-sea' feeling all its own," according to the Nov. 22 article. "A fine flotilla of some 200 vibrantly decorated vessels, from multimillion-dollar yachts right down to simple canoes, glides through Newport Harbor as holiday music and costumed carolers fill the air with melodious merrymaking."
The article also cites Newport's annual Ring of Lights contest as reason enough to consider the city as one of the brightest in the nation for holiday light viewing.
— Sarah Peters