Every year the beach cities in Los Angeles and Orange county have lighted boat parades to celebrate the holidays. Gary's company rented a boat in the Newport parade for their annual holiday party and the festivities continued through the night. Of all the boat parades, Newport has to be my favorite. They sail around Balboa island where so many of the houses are lit up and the views from shore and on the water are equally amazing. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the evening. I should warn you - I got a little creative and artsy with my camera.