Festive Holiday Events in Newport Beach

A selection of holiday events happening in and around Newport Beach.

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What’s Happening This Week in Newport Beach?

Hello, friends and welcome to Monday morning. This first week of December is replete with holiday cheer, from a jewelry styling party at Fashion Island to a craft brew festival at Lido Bottle Works. (Hey! “Beer” rhymes with “cheer.” Fun!) Anyway, here is a selection of local events you probably want to check out:

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Lido Theater Rings in Holiday Season with Annual Showing of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

In the cannon of holiday cinema, It’s A Wonderful Life rightly earns its spot (or wings) as one of the most angelic Christmas classics. Watching the 1946, Frank Capra-directed movie, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, is a perennial family tradition for many, and the good people at Lido Theater in Newport Beach know it. The beloved…

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Have Boat, Will Christmas Parade

It’s that time of year again … the ghosts of Halloween are already bygone things of the past and now we dive head first into the twinkly, festive mood of the holiday season! First step? Well, for Newport Beach boat owners that means entering your prized vessel in the 110th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat…

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Holiday Eats: Coffee Squash

Coffee squash? Squash coffee? No matter how you mash it, the combo sounds a little weird. Stick with us on this one, friends, we’ve got places to go and butternut squash to eat. (By the way, the squash was procured fresh from the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market, which takes over the Newport Pier every Sunday,…

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These Balboa Peninsula Spots Are Open on Christmas

After the presents are unwrapped and the carols sung, what’s left, we ask, but to eat and drink even more on Christmas day? We’ve got the scoop on what’s open around Balboa Peninsula this joyous holiday, so if your heart is full but your stomach isn’t, here are a few festive options:

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An Open Holiday Letter to the Residents of Balboa Peninsula

Hi Friends, As the holidays dawn, we just wanted to thank you for supporting West Oceanfront Magazine in whatever form your support has taken; maybe you’ve read some of our recent articles, followed us on Instagram or commented on one of our posts. Know that you have all our gratitude and more for embarking on this journey…

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A Very Merry Dog Beach

We’ve written before about the joys of the Newport Beach Dog Beach but we failed to mention that visiting this slice of sand can be a bit hit-or-miss in the winter months. Sometimes, dogs scatter across the shore, chasing frisbees and their tails. And sometimes, it’s just you and your pup, left alone to find…

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California Highway Patrol is at Maximum Enforcement this Christmas

Not to be a downer with that post about the Newport Beach DUI checkpoint yesterday and today’s somber message but safety first we say! On that note, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is set to begin its Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), designed to help ensure the safety of the motoring public during the busy…

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SpaceX Rocket Launch Produces Friday Night Lights Show

Stop the rumors! Those strange lights you just saw illuminate the sky above Newport Beach are the result of a rocket launched by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s personal experiment to revolutionize space technology and eventually allow people to inhabit other planets. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Vanderberg Air Force Base 9.2 miles northwest…

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