One of the most spectacular holiday events to see in Florida is a boat parade. With all of the coastal communities, it is not hard to find one. Boaters and Landlovers alike love to come out to see the boats lighting up the waterways.
December (tba), 2019
Location: Madeira Beach, Florida
This fun boat parade kicks off at John's Pass with a shop local holiday extravaganza, tree lighting, and boat parade kickoff party for tons of holiday fun the whole family can enjoy.
Location: Palm Valley, Florida
This parade is sometimes known as the Mardi Gras of lighted boat parades for its community involvement and friendly laid back nature.
Location: from Sabine Marina to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, Florida
This lighted boat parade is a fun way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. It includes a pre-show party for kids and an appearance from Santa Claus!
December 2, 2019
Location: Blackwater Sound, mm104, Key Largo, Florida
Watch this fun and festive parade from the shore, or enjoy it from on your own boat.
December 6, 2019
Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida
This lighted Christmas parade brings a fun and festive spirit to the Tarpon Springs area every year.
December 7, 2019
Location: Matanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles, Fort Myers, Florida
Enjoy this parade of over 30 decorated boats on the shore, or you can enjoy it from one of the many restaurants and other locals along the bay.
Location: Halifax River, Daytona Beach, Florida
Celebrate the holidays by decorating your boat and getting involved in this fun event. Or you can have almost just as much fun by watching the boats pass on the shore!
Location: Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Florida
A Zambelli traveling fireworks display leads off this boat parade, making it one of the most festive ways to celebrate the holiday season in South Florida.
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Palm Coast lights up to kick of the holiday season with this festive boat parade!
Location: Venice Beach, Florida
There is no better way to celebrate the Christmas season than to light your boat and join the fun of this parade!
December (tbd), 2019
Location: The Tampa Sailing Squadron, Tampa, Florida
Any boat owner can decorate their boat and enter it into this fun and festive parade for the community!
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Clearwater lights up a little bit brighter for one night while decorated boats make their way through the city!
Location: Naples Canals, Florida
Gather around the Naples canals for a Christmas experience that could only happen here in Naples!
Location: Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida
The Bay lights each year up for a fantastic holiday event that includes tons of great places to view the parade!
December 14, 2019
Location: Gulfport, Florida
This Christmas parade is not only a fun community event, it also benefits Operation Santa, making sure every child in the area has a great Christmas.
Location: Imperial River, Bonita Springs, Florida
One of Southwest Florida's best boat parades, this event lights up the imperial river to celebrate the holiday season!
Location: Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, Florida
Get festive for the holiday season in Florida style with this boat parade that travels though Intracoastal Waterways throughout Lantana, Boynton Beach, and Delray Beach to the C-15 canal.
Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Head to the coast for a coastal Christmas celebration unlike any other while you watch this festive boat parade sail on past.
Location: Carrabelle River, Carrabelle, Florida
Find your favorite spot along the river to enjoy Live Music and other Entertainment while you watch all kinds of decorated boats make their way past!
Location: Key West, Florida
In the warm climate of Key West, Christmas traditions are a little bit different, and this boat parade is a big part of that!
Location: Manatee Beach, Florida
For over two decades now, this boat parade has been lighting up the Christmas season in Manatee Beach!
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This parade, often called the "Greatest Show on H2O" kicks off the holiday season in South Florida with an extravaganza unlike any other!
December 15, 2019
Location: Intercoastal Waterway starting from the C-15 canal traveling south to Hillsboro Bridge, Boca Raton, Florida
Enjoy the holidays in the most Florida way possible at this festive boat parade! If you have a boat yourself, you can join in on the fun by entering it to be a part of the parade.
Location: Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral, Florida
Come to Four Freedoms Park to watch this festive boat parade and to enjoy food, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa Claus!
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