Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade: A Look Back

One of the best-known holiday parades on the planet is about to turn 104. Here's a peek back at some truly vibrant vessels.

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The 104 Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will again sail from Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 23. Here's a sparkly look back.
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The 104 Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will again sail from Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 23. Here's a sparkly look back.
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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