Upcoming Holiday & Christmas Boat Parade Events in South Florida
Boat Parades in Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton, Delray, Boca Raton & Jupiter
We put together a calendar of boat parade events taking place this 2018 holiday season. Every December, the Intracoastal and Lake Osborne light up when several communities organize annual holiday boat parades. Invite your family and friends to gather by the shore to catch a glimpse of the boats, yachts, barges and even kayaks entered into the boat parades to bring happiness and joy this holiday season.
2018 U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots Donations
All of the holiday boat parade events listed below are participating in the annual Toys For Tots drive to ensure every child receives a toy this holiday season. You can participate by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to any of the boat parades taking place in Palm Beach County. Check official event pages for drop-off locations or pick areas along the parade route.
December 2018 Schedule of Boat Parades
24th Annual Palm Beach & Jupiter Holiday Boat Parade
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 6:00 PM in Palm Beach – 8:00 PM in Jupiter
Hosted by Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC)
Pick a spot and watch the festive fun this year while decorated boats parade along the Intercoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade will be led by a Zambelli traveling fireworks display with Mo and Sally from KOOL 105.5 on the Loggerhead Marina Grand Marshal Boat.
Palm Beach & Jupiter Boat Parade Route & Viewing Locations
The parade begins at North Palm Beach Marina on Marina Drive traveling north to Sawfish Bay Park on A1A with several great viewing spots along the way. Some of the best viewing locations to watch the holiday boat parade can be found at Juno Park, Bert Winters Park, Waterway Cafe, Seasons 52, Jupiter Riverwalk, Waterway Park, Harbourside Place, Sawfish Bay Park, U-Tiki,Jetty’s, Square Grouper Tiki Bar and Lighthouse Park.
Official 2018 Holiday Parade Sponsors
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Safe Harbor Marinas
Cracker Boy Boat Works
Gulfstream Marine Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Dry Pro Water Fire Mold Inc
Florida Inland Navigation District
Mosquito Joe of Palm Beach
AMG Insurance International
Alpha Media Palm Beach
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
WPBF 25 News
Coastal Angler Magazine Palm Beach County
Viking Yacht Service Center
Braman BMW West Palm Beach
For more parade details, visit the Official Palm Beach Boat Parade information page.
4th Annual Lake Osborne Holiday Boat Parade – Lake Worth
Friday, December 14, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Grab your lawn chairs or blankets to join hundreds of locals for this year’s boat parade at Lake Osborne. A fireworks display will be set off from the lead pontoon barge to kick off this year’s annual holiday boat parade.
Lake Osborne Parade Route & Viewing Locations
This holiday boat parade starts at the Lakeside Anchor Inn near Hypoluxo Road in Floral Park promptly at 7:30 and will arrive at the area of Lantana Road and Lake Osborne Drive at approximately 8:00 PM. This is where one of the best viewing areas is. The boats will continue north to the Lake Worth Road boat ramp and then loop back around making a circle of the entire lake. This gives spectators a second opportunity to watch the boat parade which ends back at the Anchor Inn around 9 PM.
There are additional viewing areas throughout the parade route with the great spots in and near John Prince Park and the campground area.
Important Safety Information For Parade Spectators
Due to safety reasons, NO PWC’s, Kayaks or Paddleboards will be allowed in the water during the parade. It is too dark during the parade which makes it extremely dangerous for anyone to be in the water.
For more parade details, visit the Official Lake Osborne Boat Parade information page.
47th Annual Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Annual Holiday Boat Parade
Friday, December 14, 2018 – Starts at 6:30 PM
Hosted by The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Delray Beach
Watch as a flotilla of boats decked in holiday lights and decorations light up the Intracoastal Waterways from Boynton Beach to Delray Beach.
Boynton & Delray Boat Parade Route & Viewing Locations
The parade commences at Boynton Beach Inlet and proceeds south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the C-15 canal. You’ll be able to find several good viewing with some of the best spots at Boynton Harbor Marina, Intracoastal Park, Jaycee Park and in Delray Beach you can see the holiday boat parade at Veterans Park and Knowles Park.
Official 2018 Holiday Parade Sponsors
For more parade details, visit the Official Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Boat Parade information page.
42nd Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade
Saturday, December 22, 2018 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Boca Raton Special Events and City of Boca Raton
This year’s parade will help spread a ton of holiday cheer as bright and colorful decorated boats make their way down the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll see holiday themed boats, yachts and barges cruising by with music playing and lighting=s flashing along to the beat.
Boca Raton Parade Route & Viewing Locations
The parade starts at the city border of Delray Beach and Boca Raton at the C-15 canal and will travel south to the Hillsboro Bridge near Two Georges at the Cove Waterfront Restaurant.
There are three recommended viewing spots for spectators to watch the boat parade. Free bleacher sitting areas will be set up at Red Reef Park, Silver Palm Park and at Wildflower Property where you can enjoy a variety of food and drinks from local vendors.
For more parade details, visit the Official Boca Raton Boat Parade information page.