The Newport Illuminated Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season with boats decorated with festive holiday decor and lights. The boats motor through the harbor and compete for best decorated in various categories. The parade begins at 6:15pm and can be viewed from various spots around the harbor. Caribbean Christmas and Holiday tunes on the steel pan with Panoramic View will be live at the North Pole. After the parade, enjoy a holiday stroll where locally-owned shops and restaurants will be open -- many with special offers to make shopping for your loved ones, and yourself, a joy.