Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner and Auction on January 26

El Navegante

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Photo by Bleu Cotton Photography

“El Navegante” took first place honors as the Best Powerboat

It’s not too late to make your reservations for the 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner and Auction. The event takes place on Friday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach, kicking off with a cocktail reception and five-star dinner with wine. 

Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2017 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next year’s parade. All award winners receive two complimentary tickets to the event.

In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in incredible live and silent auctions. There will be hundreds of unique items to choose from including travel excursions, weekend getaways, fine dining, rare jewelry, art, hotel stays and more. Whether you are a seasoned bidder or a novice, there will surely be an item you’ll want to take home. And once the auction is over, put on your dancing shoes as you enjoy the fabulous live entertainment.

Individual tickets are available at $125, which includes a four-course dinner with wine. Table sponsorships are available for $1,500 for a table of 10, which includes sponsor benefits, preferred tsable location and more.

Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach is located at 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For more information and to make reservations, visit