The holiday boat parade — an annual display of creativity — is underway in Newport Beach, and Huntington Harbour recently wrapped its nautical event.
Over months of planning, some boat owners spend tens of thousands of dollars fitting their crafts with elaborate systems of lights. The results are displayed in the harbors of these upscale beach communities.
Newport Beach's Christmas Boat Parade began Wednesday night with the theme "Deck the Hulls With Bows of Jolly." More than 90 vessels cruised a 14.7-mile route in the 106th annual event.
Before spectators on land and in vessels, boats coasted through the Newport Harbor, beginning...