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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade The premier Christmas event for Southern California. With 103 years of history Newport Bay comes alive with decorations and amazing light displays. Homes, yachts, docks, whole landscapes are transformed into a magical holiday experience. Thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates. Hundreds of yachts, cruise ships, and water craft of all kinds participate in the parade. Approximately 1.5 million people will view the parade from shore, by boat, or along one of the many docks that line the bay. Newport Landing offers holiday cruises to view this amazing holiday treat from December 1 through December 31 including the 5 nights of the parade. Choose from several cruise times each night. The parade dates for 2012 are Dec 19-23. During the parade the cruises are in the parade. Great event for families and kids.

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2015 Events

January 1 - The Rose Bowl Parade, Pasadena - Starting time 8:00 AM, featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units. The Rose Bowl Parade is one of the nation's premier events. 626-449-4100 Colorado Grove Boulevard (12271)

April 25 - Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival, Petaluma - In a celebration of "Home grown Petaluma," the 33rd annual Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival will be taking place on April 26th. This festival features a variety of things to do, including a cow chip throwing contest, a cutest chick contest, and a wide variety of local food. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the heritage of Petaluma. 707-763-0344 (12273)

April 26 - Petaluma's Annual Spring Antique Faire, Petaluma - Dubbed as "The Bay Area's Premier Antique Center," historic downtown offers a number of antique stores! The Annual Spring Antique Faire showcases these antique stores wares, and provides a fun atmosphere for all those involved. 707-762-9348 Downtown (12275)

June 20-21 - Hollister Airshow, Hollister - The Hollister Air Show will showcase a wide variety of exciting aircraft, including a number of vintage and one of a kind airplanes. Gates to the show open at 9:00 AM. Admission is $15 (ages 13+), $10 (6-12), and free for children under five. 831.636.4365 90 Airport Drive (12274)

July 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 - Mary Poppins, Oakland - Come enjoy Mary Poppins under the stars at the Woodminster Amphitheater. Mary Poppins is one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. 510-531-9597 Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park - 3300 Joaquin Miller Road (12276)

August 22-23 - Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, Palo Alto - Highlights at this year's Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will include the works of over 300 talented artisans, Italian street painting, entertainment, and much more! Don't miss all of the fun things to do at this year's Festival of the Arts. 650.324.3121 Downtown Palo Alto (12272)

August 25 - Taste of Oakdale, Oakdale - Come enjoy a taste of Oakdale. At Taste of Oakdale, city restaurants and vendors provide an opportunity to become acquainted with the types of food and products which they have to offer. Participants will have the opportunity to sample a variety of food from Oakdale's vendors. 209-847-2244 110 South Second Avenue (12279)

September 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 - Aida, Oakland - Come enjoy Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida under the stars at the Woodminster Amphitheatre. It is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal between Aida, a Nubian princess, Amneris, an Egyptian princess and Radames, the soldier they both love. 510-531-9597 Woodminster Amphitheater - Joaquin Miller Park - 3300 Joaquin Miller Road (12278)

September 14 - Oakdale Chamber Golf Classic, Oakdale - Come enjoy the inaugural Oakdale Chamber Golf Classic. This event is designed as primary a business networking event, which will provide business owners the opportunity to network with other business owners, as well as to reward prized customers. 209-847-2244 Oakdale Golf and Country Club - 243 North Stearns Road (12280)

December 31 - Singles New Year's ROCKIN' Eve, Del Mar - Simply The Best Singles is an organization for upscale singles age 40-60ish. They are proud to present New Year's Rockin' Eve with non-stop music, a DJ, and a LIVE Band, as well as light appetizers, a champagne toast, icebreaker, prizes and more! This event costs $55 prepaid, or $65 at the door. 818-577-6877 15575 Jimmy Durante Boulevard (12281)