The Last Hurrah, by J. Roberts and Elizabeth Meadows from the 2011 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. (KEVIN CHANG / December 14, 2011)

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2012 Christmas Ring of Lights Winners

Sweepstakes: Best Overall

Phil and Mary Lyons, 36 Harbor Island, Harbor Island

Grand Prize: Lights and Animation

Jim and Peggy Rich, 802 S. Bay Front, Balboa Island

First Place: Lights and Animation

Bruce Fabrizio, 1407 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar

Best Theme

Donna Dibari, 710 South Bay Front, Balboa Island

Chairman's Choice

Robert and Christine Olsen, 351 E. Bay Front, Balboa Island

Best Traditional Lights

Barry and Karen Meguiar, 201 N. Bay Front, Balboa Island

"Green" Entry Award:

Maxine Maly Stomber, 810 S. Bay Front Balboa Island

Photographer's Choice:

Bob and Marcy Cook, 538 S. Bay Front Balboa Island

Grand Prize: Humor and Originality

Ken and Tracy Hurd, 832 Via Lido Nord, Lido Island

First Place: Humor and Originality

Bob and Carol Senour, 1000 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa Peninsula

Best on Lido

Dave McIntyre - SASCO 101 Via Lido Soud, Lido Isle

Founder's Award

Shirley Pepys, 526 S. Bay Front, Balboa Island

Hi Tech Christmas Charm

Greg and Loretta Zimmerman, 327 Sapphire Ave.