Holiday Collection

All the best ideas for decorating, entertaining, and gift-giving with a coastal spirit.

Top 10 Holiday Celebrations

From boat parades to a holiday train, these coastal attractions celebrate the spirit of the season.

Christmas Boat Parade
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Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Beach, California

Thousands head to Balboa Island every year for this century-old maritime tradition. Swanky yachts, small schooners, and even kayaks deck their hulls and parade through Newport Harbor. Landlubbers can catch the action from almost anywhere on shore. Reserve a table at Balboa Bay Club & Resort, The Chart House, or another waterfront restaurant for an evening of “light” dining. And be sure to catch the fireworks show on the final night of the parade; 949/729-4400 or

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