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NEWPORTBEACHINDY . COM DECEMBER 8 , 2023 | VOLUME XV , ISSUE 24
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec . 13-17
Home Vacation Checks by the Newport Beach Police Department
By Christopher Trela | NB Indy “ Twas the week before Christmas and throughout the harbor , Sailboats and motor yachts plowed through the water . They all were aglow with thousands of lights , Must be the five Christmas Boat Parade nights !” Yes , the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade returns to Newport Harbor
Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
December 13-17 . Hosted by The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce , the 115th annual holiday parade features nearly 100 boats of all shapes and sizes navigating a 14-mile route that starts and ends at the tip of Lido Isle . The parade begins at approximately 6:30 p . m . each night and ends around 9 p . m .
In between , the boats circumnavigate the harbor counterclockwise , cruising past Lido Marina Village , Marina Park , Balboa Island ,
Newport Beach City Manager Update
By Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
For the 18th year , the City of Newport Beach is partnering with Operation Christmas to collect toys , DVDs , sporting equipment and other gift donations to support military service members and their families .
Pease consider donating an unwrapped gift to Operation Christmas at City
Marina Park event on opening night 2021 ( photo by Jim Collins )
Balboa Bay Club & Resort and other local landmarks .
Tens of thousands of people are expected to view the parade each night from various vantage points including waterfront restaurants , beaches , parks and other areas .
According to the Boat Parade website , the place to be on opening night , December13 , is Marina Park . The community park offers
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facilities throughout Newport Beach during regular business hours , now through Wednesday , Dec . 20 at 5:30 p . m . Drop boxes are located at the Civic Center , Police Department , OASIS Senior Center , community centers and all library branches .
Newport Beach City staff and elected
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By NB Indy Staff
The Newport Beach Police Department offers Vacation Checks as a free service to residents of Newport Beach .
During your absence , as time permits , NBPD volunteers will come to your home and perform a perimeter check of all doors and windows . To request this service , you may call ( 949 ) 644-3717 or fill submit an online request by filling out the form at https :// www . nbpd . org / what-we-do / services / vacation-check-request .
Vacation Checks are meant to be conducted on empty , secured homes ; they should not be requested if your home will not be locked while you are gone , or if people will be staying in your home while you are away . A Vacation Check cannot exceed 30 days and cannot be performed for a business , apartment , vacant home , or a home listed for sale .
After you return , you will receive a follow-up call from a volunteer to let you know the status of the checks your home received while you were gone . If you return home earlier than expected , please be sure to call the NBPD at ( 949 ) 644-3717
THIS WEEK ’ S QUESTION :
Is attending the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade an annual holiday ritual for your family ?
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