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Holiday parades in South Florida

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

Holiday boat parades and street parades are a delightful seasonal tradition with family and friends. Some events feature toy drives, if you’d like to drop off  an unwrapped present. 

Holiday parades for 2022

Please return to this feature as other parades in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach are added.

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Parades in Palm Beach

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

The parade, which includes a Zambelli traveling fireworks display, is 6 p.m. December 3, navigating along the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, The event includes a toy drive. Website

Holiday Parade in Boynton Beach

Holiday Parade in downtown Boynton is 4 p.m. December 3 on Federal Highway  from Northeast 6th Avenue to Northeast 1st Avenue.

Holiday Street Parade, Boca Raton

Holiday Street Parade in Boca Raton with floats, entertainment and a groovy 70s vibe is 7:30 p.m. December 7, 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. December 9, with a Santa visit, fun for kids and entertainment at the watch area. Watch area is Boynton Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Blvd. Entry is free for spectators and participants. , Unwrapped toys are accepted for a toy drive.

Delray Beach Holiday Parade

Delray Beach Holiday Parade is  6 p.m. December 10, on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, Intracoastal bridge  to Northwest 5th Avenue.

Holiday Pajama Parade in Lake Worth

Holiday Pajama Parade is 6 p.m. December 10, 414 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth Beach. Information is online. Everyone is welcome to wear PJs, even Santa.

Holiday Boat Parade, Lake Wellington

The parade, which likely includes about 30 festively decorated vessels, is 6:30 p.m. December 10, and spectators are welcome to provide their own seating.

Delight in spectacle the from Town Center Promenade, 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington. Parking is offered in lots around Village Hall, 12198 Forest Hill Boulevard. Feature: Holiday boat parade in Wellington

Holiday Parade in Wellington

Wellington Holiday Parade is 1:30 p.m. December 11 with a theme of Favorite Holiday Destination.  Parade is on Forest Hill Boulevard. Information is online.

Holiday Boat Parade, Boca Raton

Holiday Boat Parade in Boca Raton is set for 6:30 p.m. December 17, through the Intracoastal Waterway.  Route is from C-15 canal – Hillsoboro Boulevard Bridge. Entry is free. To participate in the parade, register online.

Watch areas

  • Red Reef Park, 1400 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton 33432 
  • Wildflower Park, 551 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton 33432, limited parking
  • Silver Palm Park, 600 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton 33432, limited park

Lake Osborne

Lake Osborne Holiday Boat Parade is 7:30 p.m. December 16, 5200 Lake Osborne Dr., Lake Worth Beach. Information is on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

Parades in Broward

Plantation Holiday Parade

Plantation Holiday Parade is 9 a.m. November 19, with a route from Northwest 46th Avenue and Broward Boulevard, west to Northwest 69th Avenue, Northwest Fourth Street to Plantation City Hall, 400 NW 73rd Avenue, Plantation.Yuletide Parade, Pompano Beach

Yuletide Parade

Floats, bands and Santa are featured in the Yuletide Parade at 6:30 p.m. December 1 in Pompano Beach. The parade is on Atlantic Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Southeast 24th Avenue.

Hollywood candy cane parade

Hollywood candy cane parade with floats is 7 p.m. December 3 on Hollywood Beach Broadwalk,, Missouri Street to Harrison Street. An emcee is positioned at Hollywood Bandshell at Johnson Street. Entry is free.. Bring a lawn chair if you’d like. Or reserve a table at a restaurant along the route.

Beach parking is limited and fees apply, usually $3 to $4 per hour. Spectators are encouraged to park in downtown Hollywood and after 5 p.m. use a free shuttle to the beach. Downtown parking garages are at 19th Avenue at Polk Street and 20th Avenue at Van Buren Street.  Parking information is online. Feature: Hollywood beach holiday parade

Pompano Lighthouse Point Deerfield Beach Boat Parade

Pompano/Lighthouse Point/Deerfield Boat Parade is 7 p.m. to about 9 p.m. December 9 on the Intracoastal Waterway, from Lake Santa Barbara north to Sullivan Park,1633 Riverview Road, Pompano Beach. Feature: Pompano-LHP-Deerfield holiday boat parade is a favorite holiday event

Winterfest Boat Parade

Winterfest Boat Parade is 6:30 p.m. December 10 on The New River and Intracoastal Waterway. Tickets are sold for a prime watch area with entertainment. Feature: Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday Parade, Coral Springs

Holiday Parade in Coral Springs is 7 p.m. December 14 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.

Parades in Miami-Dade

Lincoln Road

Holiday Parade and lighting festivities on Lincoln Road is 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. November 25, with parade at 6 p.m., featuring Miami Beach High School’s Marching Band, 660 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139

North Miami

WinterNational Thanksgiving Day Parade is 10 a.m. November 24 with a route from Northeast 6th Avenue along 125th Street to Northeast 12th Avenue, North Miami 33161, with floats, dancers & music.

North Miami

Children’s Holiday at North: Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. at Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27 Ave. The campus is transformed into a winter wonderland with a parade featuring Santa’s helpers, toy soldiers, Disney characters and marching bands all leading to Santa’s arrival. Take photos with Santa and also watch live performances and enjoy arts and crafts at Santa’s Pavilion. 

South Miami

Santa’s Parade of Elves is at 2 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 4 through the streets of Downtown South Miami, with floats, horses, marching bands and dancers. Pre-parade festivities from noon to 2 p.m. SW 72 St. (Sunset Drive) between 58 Ave. and 57 Ct.

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