One of many places to see the best lights in Southern California is Newport Harbor and Balboa Island.
The annual Holiday Boat parade runs December 18 and ending Sunday, December 22, 2013. The
parade starts off Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same site at approximately 9:00 pm each evening.
For more info: http://www.christmasboatparade.com/
Take the ferry across from the Balboa Peninsula and walk along the houses to admire the lights on each side.
Three ferries run at one time with three cars per ferry.
Balboa Penisula and the fun zone can be seen from the water. The beautiful Newport Bay from the other side of the ferry. Arriving at Balboa Island two minutes later.
You can also cross the bridge to Balboa Island from Coast Highway.
Stroll along the sidewalk that spans most of the island to view the beautiful homes and their impeccable decorations.
Newport has a contest with many categories, this house was a winner.
If you look closely, this home had garland all through the house including upstairs.
An annual favorite, this houses spews snow every few minutres.
You can also see homes across the bay with this beautiful home filled with millions of lights. A definite contest winner.
Don’t just wait for the holidays to visit Balboa and Newport, there are plenty more things to do in both places. More later.