Theme sought for Christmas boat parade

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's Commodores Club is asking for the public's help finding a theme for this year's annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

Decked-out boats will travel the 14.7-mile route around Newport Harbor nightly from Dec. 14 to 22 in the 105th parade.

Anyone with a theme idea can submit it to or deliver it to the chamber's headquarters at 1470 Jamboree Road by noon May 22.

Whoever submits the winning theme will win a free VIP trip for two on Santa's boat on one evening of the parade.

Themes should be short and clear so that parade participants can match their decorations to it, according to a news release from the chamber.

Recent themes included "Lights…Camera...Christmas in Newport Beach," "Feelin Christmas-Sea in Newport Beach" and "Surf, Sand & Santa."

More information is available at

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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