13th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
$20 – $125
13th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

13th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

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The USC Alumni Club of Orange County would like to invite you, your family and/or company holiday event to our 13th Annual Newport Harbor Yacht Parade Event! Hailed by local media as “one of the top ten holiday events” The OC Alumni Club has chartered the 110-foot, Two-Decks, Ultra Luxurious - Athena Yacht during the 108th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Our club's signature event of the year will be hosted on Friday, December 16th with 150+ attendees.

Guests will cruise the harbor enjoying a 360-degree view of holiday decorated homes, landscapes, and festive multi-million dollar yachts. Whether enjoying the atmosphere of the open-air upper level, enjoying dinner in one of the 2 main salons, or dancing in the expansive lounge, the night will surely be one to remember!

Highlights of the Evening:

  • Privately Chartered Athena Yacht

  • Fully catered first class dinner

  • Two full cash bars

  • DJ and dancing on lounge deck

  • High-end silent raffles and auctions

  • 6:30PM Departure *Boat will not wait. No Refunds

  • 10:30PM Debarkation

(Due to holiday traffic along the 55 freeway, parking, and registration, please set time to arrive atleast 1 hour early.)

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are also available at a special early bird rate. These deals are available exclusively online and prior to the boat parade event.

  • $20 - 5 tickets; 1 additional ticket!
  • $50 - 13 tickets; 3 additional tickets!
  • $100 - 25 ticketes; 5 additional tickets!

At the event, tickets will only be available in $20 increments per 4 tickets.

Toy Drive

We are also holding our first annual toy drive. We are asking attendees to bring a new and unopened gift of at least $15 value. Each donated gift will be worth an entry into a drawing to win an exclusive holiday gift basket. These toys will be used for our USC Alumni Club of Orange County's Day of SCervice event held in March 2017 and in conjunction with local hospitals.

The proceeds from this event greatly contribute to our scholarship fund. Thank you and Fight On!

Frequently Asked Questions

Departure/Arrival Time

Registration opens at 6PM and the yacht will be departing promptly at 6:30PM. We cannot hold the boat for anyone running late and refunds cannot be given as we cannot fill your seat. We recommend arriving no later than 6PM, but also, keep in mind traffic can be very congested during the boat parade evenings. The boat will return to dock at 10:30PM for disembarkation.


Please bring either your Eventbrite printout or your phone with your ticket (on the Eventbrite app). One of our volunteers will check in your party at the registration table. We will then direct you to a line towards the ramp. A second volunteer will direct you down the ramp to our boat, which will have a USC banner.


Holiday Cocktail Attire is required essentially meaning business casual, but nice jeans are acceptable. Most males will be in slacks, button up shirts and possibly a sport coat and most females will be in nice slacks with fashionable shirt or skirts and dresses. No shorts or sandals. Keep in mind there are outdoor spaces/open windows through certain parts on the yacht please bring a jacket/dress warm.

Cash Bar

The Athena cannot accept credit cards on board so please bring a sufficient amount of cash to cover your bar tab. A complimentary glass of champagne will be provided upon boarding.

Dietary Restrictions

Please email us directly if you and/or someone in your group has a serious dietary restriction or food allergy. We will do our best to accommodate.


There will be no refunds granted once your ticket is purchased. The club has already paid non-refundable balances to the yacth company and Newport Harbor Coast Guard per head regardless of age. People can be added to tickets or exchanged to someone else if you can no longer attend (please send us an email as well). Thank you for understanding.


Be wary of holiday traffic on the 405 and 55 freeways. We recomend using the Waze app and giving yourself atleast 1 1/2 hours if you're coming from Los Angeles. Also alot time to park (there will be a lot of cars making that left hand turn into the parking structure) and time to register.


Below you will find a picture for directions to Electra Cruises parking structure (Lido Marina Village Public Parking). Note, if you simply insert the yacht company's address into your GPS you will NOT be directed towards the structure. Parking is $10 per car (you must mention USC) and carpooling will be greatly appreciated due to the high demand for parking. The directions are to the company's office, though the boat is located across the brick street and through the breezeway. The boat is named ATHENA, but you will see a check in table that is USC-branded.

The parking lot is located here:

Lido Marina Village

3434 Via Lido

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Turn Left on Via Lido

Immediately turn left into Parking structure

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