Newport Dunes Fire & Ice Festival


Date(s) - 12/15/2023 - 01/01/2024
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Newport Dunes Fire & Ice Festival

Newport Dunes Fire & Ice Festival Extends Hours For More Festive Fun Through New Year’s Day

Enjoy the New Waterfront Ice Rink, Festive Drinks at the Igloo Bar, Lighting of the Bay, Beachfront Fire Pits and More, Daily Through New Year’s Day with Fire Dance Performances Friday and Saturday Nights!

Newport Beach, CA (December 13, 2023) – Ring in the holiday season at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort’s inaugural Fire & Ice Festival, featuring one of Orange County’s most scenic ice rinks, with extended hours from 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. starting on December 15 (holiday hours vary). Gather friends and family and host a holiday get-together at the 4,000+ square foot waterfront rink. Groups of 15+ skaters receive discounted pricing during certain sessions. Be amazed by fire dance performances Friday and Saturday evenings as the bay is aglow with lights. Sip on drinks from the rink-side Igloo Bar, open Wednesdays through Sundays from 4-9 p.m. Children love the Holiday Inflatable Garden, perfect for taking holiday photos. The resort’s Fire & Ice Festival, featuring the 33rd Annual Lighting of the Bay will continue daily through January 1, 2024.

Newport Dunes’ Fire & Ice Festival presents a variety of family-friendly activities this holiday season, including:

Ice Skating

Experience the ice skating rink at the Fire & Ice Festival, open daily through New Year’s Day (weather permitting). Glide on one of Orange County’s largest waterfront ice rinks and create lasting memories with friends and family. Enjoy a romantic skate with your partner, or bring the kids for a fun-filled winter outing.

Group of 15 or more skaters receive discounted skating rates. Contact (949) 375-8829 to arrange and secure your group’s booking. For more information, visit

For more information, including hours of operation, pricing and to purchase ice skating tickets in advance, visit Tickets can also be purchased at the on-site ticket booth on a first-come, first-served basis. However, due to high demand, making advance reservations is strongly encouraged to guarantee your preferred skating session(s).

Igloo Bar

After skating, enjoy scenic views while savoring hot toddies, hot chocolate, coffee or festive cocktails at the rink-side igloo-styled bar. Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 4 to 9 p.m. Enjoy Happy Hour Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Fire Pits and  S’mores 

Get cozy while roasting marshmallows for s’mores around a rink-side fire pit. Fire and Ice Festival fire pits are available daily on a first-come, first-served basis and s’mores kits can be purchased from the Ice Rink Office or Igloo Bar.

Fire Dancing and Live Entertainment

Experience captivating fire dance performances by Wild Fire Arts Collective on Friday and Saturday nights. Prepare to be amazed by their shows at 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment on select evenings.

Holiday Inflatable Garden

Stroll through the Holiday Inflatable Garden for festive photos with loved ones, and afterward, kids can write a letter to Santa and drop it in a magical North Pole MailBox.

33rd Annual Lighting of the Bay

Be immersed in a winter wonderland as the waterfront ice rink comes to life with the backdrop of the Lighting of the Bay each evening. Delight in the sight of more than 50 illuminated Christmas trees and holiday decorations floating on the serene bay.

Holiday Tree Lot
As one of Southern California’s premier locations to pick top-of-the-line pines, Newport Dunes receives their trees from Salem, Oregon in five to six farm-to-lot deliveries before Christmas. The highest quality, fragrant trees are handpicked and delivered within 16 hours of being cut, given a second cut upon arrival and immediately placed in stands with fresh water. Fresh wreaths and garlands are also available for purchase. The tree lot will be open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. daily through December 21 or until sold out. Find your perfect pine and stay to ice skate, view the Lighting of the Bay, and immerse yourself in the Fire & Ice Festival. For more information visit

Book a Stay

Escape to the beach this winter and rent a cozy, single-family, one-bedroom Beach Cottage, or reserve an RV campsite just steps from the sand. For those who do not own an RV, Newport Dunes can recommend local RV rental companies that will deliver an RV to your site, hooked up and ready to enjoy.

Newport Dunes is offering special seasonal pricing for guests booking midweek campsites from January 1 – March 15, 2024. Guests can receive 20% off Monday through Thursday night accommodations. Call (949) 729-3863 and mention the New Year Weekday Offer to receive a discount. Available for phone reservations only. For details visit

Holiday Parties and Corporate Events

Newport Dunes offers a variety of venues to host private parties, corporate events, and holiday gatherings. The ice skating rink and Back Bay Bistro are lovely holiday event venues featuring sweeping views of the bay. Full bar and in-house catering are available to make holiday hosting a breeze. To learn more about hosting a holiday party at Newport Dunes call (949) 729-3800 or email

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is an iconic, family-friendly recreation destination celebrating 60+ years of cherished memories in Orange County. Newport Dunes is home to the area’s premier waterfront RV resort, featuring 372 RV and tent sites, 27 charming cottages, and a 442-slip marina. Amenities include a boat launch ramp, bike and watercraft rentals, pool complex, a waveless public beach with swimming lagoon. The resort offers breathtaking venues and elegant catering for corporate events and weddings and hosts exciting live entertainment.


Contact Information


Phone: 949-729-3863

Address: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660


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