Florida Holiday Parades

Parades make every celebration just that much more exciting. They are away to involve the community, businesses, and volunteers in a fun, interactive way. You’ll find floats, marching bands, animals, and more rolling down Florida’s streets to celebrate our holidays in a big way.

November 23 - December 16, 2018

Location: Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Canal street has a lot going on over the holidays so you'll always find something to do. The event kicks off with Spark the Spirit, a tree lighting ceremony that is fun for the whole family. The season will also see a Coastal Christmas Market, a Christmas parade, a Boat Parade, and a Christmas Train.

November 24, 2018

Location: Viera High School, Viera, Florida

The Light Up Viera Parade starts and ends at Viera High School and winds around the USSSA Space Coast Complex. 

November 24, 2018

Location: Downtown Venice, Florida

Kick off the Christmas season with this parade that cuts through downtown Venice.

November 30, December 8, 2018

Location: Orange City, Florida

Come to city hall to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting event that takes place on November 30. On December 8 you can enjoy the Christmas Village and Parade from Dickinson Park.

November 30, 2018

Location: City Hall, Holly Hill, Florida

Listen to Christmas music from carolers while the Holly Hill tree is lit up. It also includes a holiday parade that cuts downtown.

November 30 - December 1, 2018

Location: Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida

This two day celebration is exactly what you need to get into the holiday spirit. The first day has a tree lighting ceremony, and on the second day, the holiday parade takes place. Throughout the event you will find live music and delicious food as well.

December 1, 2018

Location: Boynton Beach, Florida

A holiday parade that features performances from local schools and groups kicks off the season in Boynton Beach. Following the parade, the Banyan Trees in Dewey Park will be lit up spectacularly and entertainment, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be available.

December 1, 2018

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

This historical event recreates Night Watches where citizens who were out after the gates closed had to carry lanterns so they could be identified by the night watch. The night time parade features a one-of-a-kind light display.

December 1, 2018

Location: Downtown DeLand, Florida

The parade travels across downtown with lots of local community groups coming together to celebrate the holidays.

December 1, 2018

Location: Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Get your shopping done locally by browsing the vendors here while live holiday music is played. You will find great gifts, decoration, and also delicious food. The Snowflakes & Snowman parade takes place later in the day.

December 1, 2018

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a parade that starts at 11AM. Stick around for Santa Fest and fun for the whole family. The festival includes pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, and fun activities.

December 1, 2018

Location: Downtown St. Augustine, Florida

Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas floats and holiday cheer perfect for kicking off your December right. Head to downtown St. Augustine for all the Christmas festivities you could want!

December 1, 2018

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

Come support your local community while you celebrate the season at this fun event. Look out for a visit from Santa!

December 8, 2018

Location: St Pete Beach, Florida

Local groups come together for a fun parade that includes a visit from Santa. The parade ends at the library, where lots of other activities for the whole family take place.

December 8, 2018

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

Celebrate the season with the local communities featuring local businesses and school groups marching down Park Boulevard.

December 8, 2018

Location: Anna Maria Island, Florida

This holiday parade travels the entire length of Anna Maria Island. It ends at Coquina Beach, where Santa will be available for pictures.

December 8, 2018

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

Celebrate the holiday in style at this illuminated parade, where floats light up the night to get you into the spirit of the season.

December 8, 2018

Location: City Hall, North Miami Beach, Florida

Come to City hall for a play in the real snow and a parade to celebrate the holidays. You will also find carnival rides and games in addition to music and arts and crafts.

December 8, 2018

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

This parade features local children's groups and school marching bands bringing in holiday cheer alongside Santa Claus. Snowfall from the rooftops makes this Florida winter celebration different from the others.

December 12, 2018

Location: Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with your local community at this fun parade. It will feature school marching bands and lots of other local businesses and groups.

December 15, 2018

Location: Main Street, Safety Harbor, Florida

Celebrate with the local community at this parade where you'll find floats, old fashioned cars, Shriners, and Santa!

December 15, 2018

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

The Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade travels through downtown. After it ends a Candy Cane hunt will take place in Craig Park.

March 2, 2019

Location: Downtown Pensacola

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Pensacola's largest event of the year! The Mardi Gras parade features over 6000 participants of all different kinds. The parade is not an event to be missed. Check out the events calendar for other happenings throughout the Mardi Gras season.