(FOX 11) - It’s a tradition unique to Southern California that brings families to the beach to watch a floating light display.
“It’s one of a kind,” spectator, Victoria Irwin, said. “It’s just magical it’s Christmas.”
The Newport Beach Christmas Parade kicked off it’s 110th year with more than 80 boats parading around the harbor.
Large yachts to small pontoons make a 14 mile loop on the water as spectators look on from the shores, restaurants and shops.
“I liked the firefighter boat it's very symbolic for a lot of reasons and they obviously went all out,” spectator, Kristen Voorhees, said.
At Marina Park Community Center a fireworks display and performance singing and dancing opened the night.
Once the parade started, all eyes were on the water as a million twinkling lights illuminated the harbor.
The parade starts each night at 6:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday December 23, 2018.
It’s free for spectators to watch.