The Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade returned on November 25th, more than a dozen boats traveled along the harbor and competed for best decorated in various categories.

Hundreds of people lined Newport Harbor to watch the boats motor by and join in on the holiday spirit, here are some of our favorite public social media photos from tonight!

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).