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Find holiday parades throughout South Florida

For the winter holidays, South Florida lights up with dazzling parades. 

It’s ideal as a seasonal tradition with family and friends. Some events even feature toy drives, if you’d like to drop off  an unwrapped present. 

Below, find a roundup of holiday parades throughout South Florida – and keep checking back, as we’ll continue updating!

(Photo courtesy of Boynton Beach CRA)

Palm Beach County

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

The parade, led by a Zambelli traveling fireworks display, navigates up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 4. The event includes a toy drive. Website

Holiday Street Parade, Boca Raton

Holiday Street Parade in Boca Raton with floats and entertainment is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, from Federal Highway and Southeast Fifth Street north to Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Website

Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade 

Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, complete with a Santa visit and entertainment at the Boynton Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Blvd. Unwrapped toys are accepted for a toy drive. Website

Delray Beach Holiday Parade

The Delray Beach Holiday Parade will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 11, on Atlantic Avenue, from the Atlantic Avenue bridge to Northwest Fifth Avenue. Theme: “Songs of the Season.” Website

Holiday Boat Parade, Boca Raton

Holiday Boat Parade in Boca Raton is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18, through the Intracoastal Waterway. Limited bleacher watch zone offered at Red Reef Park, 1400 N. Ocean Blvd. Website

(Photo courtesy of Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce)

Broward County

Yuletide Parade, Pompano Beach

Floats, dancers and Santa will be featured in the Yuletide Parade, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Pompano Beach. The parade will wind through Atlantic Boulevard, from Riverside Drive to Southeast 24th Avenue. A watch area is expected to be located at Harbor Drive and Atlantic Boulevard. Website 

Candy Cane Parade, Hollywood 

Hollywood hosts its parade 7 p.m. December 4 on Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, an oceanside promenade. Lighted floats and other parade participates navigate southward from Missouri Street  to Harrison Street. Free bleacher seating is provided @ different points. No single-use plastic items like bags & bottles are permitted. Website

Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade

This parade is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 10, with dozens of bedazzled boats expected to light up the Intracoastal Waterway. Route is from Lake Santa Barbara north to Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach. Website

Winterfest Boat Parade

This one’s a biggie! The Winterfest Boat Parade is a well-loved Fort Lauderdale holiday event. This year’s edition will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Expect elaborately decorated watercraft floating along the New River and Intacoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are sold for designated watch area with entertainment or activities. Or reserve seats at restaurants along the route. If you’re not watching in person, watch it on TV or livestream. Parade Watch Zone with live entertainment featuring Big City Dogs & Shane Duncan Band is at  Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park, 80 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale 33316.  Entry is $25 for adults and $15 for 10 and younger.

Holiday Parade, Coral Springs

Holiday Parade in Coral Springs is 7 p.m. Dec. 15 on Sample Road, between Coral Springs Drive and City Hall, 9500 W. Sample Road. You’re welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets and relax. Free parking is available at City Hall garage. Information. Website 

Miami-Dade County

Santa’s Parade of the Elves

Presented annually by the South Miami Parks & Recreation Department, this popular and festive event has been scheduled for Dec. 5.Starting at 2 p.m., you’ll find the streets flooded with floats, horses, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, dancers, horses, marching bands and more. And let’s not forget Santa and Mrs. Claus! Click here

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