Christmas On The Dock of the Bay

Every December, the Christmas Boat Parade lights up the Newport Beach harbor
for five consecutive nights.  
There are all sizes of vessels from multi-million dollar yachts, to electric boats and kayaks.  

Last night, we had a great view of the parade from Cindy's and Jim's home 
decorated for "Christmas at the Beach."  

FUN in spite of the drizzle...
thanks in part to Cindy's Glühwein (recipe here)...German for "Glow Wine". 

Merry Christmas,
Mary Ann

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  1. That is SO awesome! Living in Minnesota, I don't see a lot of yachts decorated for Christmas. :-) Thanks for sharing the photos. Hope you had a good weekend...

  2. My very BF has a home on the water and they have the same kind of parade each year. It is a sight to behold, the lights dancing on the water are amazing. It was so nice to see you on my blog. The biscotti is addictive I am pre-warning you. Just because they are small it is so easy to keep eating and eating, trust me been there done that!! Have a wonderful week,Kathysue

  3. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, enabling me to find you and become a follower of your inspirational blog. Have a great week!

  4. Hi Mary Ann:

    It was so nice of you to visit Always, Robins Egg Blue. I love your post on boats on the water at Christmas time. San Francisco is one of my very favorite places in the world. You are even newer to blogging than I am. It is the most rewarding 'places' I have been in a long time. It all takes time and practice and I learn something every day. Welcome! Merry Christmas Mary Ann....

  5. How interesting! I have to say I haven't seen anything like that before. I Love that deer at the bottom for gift wrapping too. Very cute!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  6. HI Mary Ann
    Well this is certainly a beachy/nautical christmas.. so lovely... Your friend's tree is fabulous.. I had intended to decorate in a beachy theme myself this year.. thought it patriotic being Australian!! haha.. but haven't quite got around to it yet!!

    Thanks so much for popping by my way.. and hope your Christmas is wonderful.. ciao xxx Julie

  7. So glad I discovered your blog, and thanks for stopping by and following Vignette Design! You have a beautiful blog and I'm off to explore more of your posts. ~Delores

  8. This is Magical! Isn't it?

    Beautiful things like these are the things that are registered in our memories that we always bring with us. This is a little part of your Christmas and I'm glad you're sharing with us.

    Thank you so much for your comment today, Mary Ann. It's so nice you also teach your kids about complimenting people. It's a gift you're giving to them and the ones they'll meet.

    Merry Christmas!!!!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  9. Mary Ann: Nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting..I love your blog! Your comment about your daughter hit home: yes, it is so important to know they are doing well, happy, and like their work! Mine is in D.C., so now we are closer to her which is wonderful. She arrives tomorrow for a week!

    You lived in Paris? A dream come true! We hope, once we get settled here, to go for a month at a time...we will see..

  10. Loving the sparkle deer ornament on the gift...so festive!!

  11. Would love to see all of the boats. Just gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. Those Parade of Lights boat shows are just magical. Lucky you, though, to enjoy them where it's warm. On my coast we've shivered through many frigid December nights to enjoy the light shows in Annapolis and Kent Narrows, MD. Pretty and fun--but cold!

  13. What a fun and beautiful event. And your friends' home is lovely!!

  14. Found you over at La Dolfina, and your banner had me at first sight! These boats are fantastic, as much as I love New England during Christmas, I think seeing these boats win!

  15. Wonderful Christmas at the beach! Thanks for sharing! Have a great Holiday! Lulu

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  17. This is beautiful! Thank you.. I love Christmas and I love your view. :)


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