In Palm Beach, we do parades differently. Up north, Santa rides down Main Street on the back of a firetruck. Here, he has a yacht.
Led by a floating fireworks display, the 22nd Annual Palm Beach Boat Parade gets underway about 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. It takes about 2 hours to make its way up the Intracoastal from North Palm Beach to Jupiter.
View from your boat (if you have one), your back yard (if you live on the water) or from North Palm Beach Country Club, Juno Park, Waterway Café, Seasons 52, Riverwalk or Harbourside Place. And remember that the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves collects Toys for Tots during the event and at donation sites all around the county.
But wait, there’s more!
- 45th Annual Boynton Beach/Delray Beach Boat Parade (Friday, Dec. 9): The flotilla heads south from the Lantana Bridge. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Boynton Harbor Marina and the flotilla will launch at 6:30.
- Lake Osborne Boat Parade (Friday, Dec. 16): This sweet parade circles Lake Osborn, located in central West Palm Beach, leaving from the Lakeside Anchor Inn at 7:30 p.m.
- 39th Annual Boca Raton Boat Parade (Saturday, Dec. 17): Best viewed from Red Reef Park and Silver Palm Park, this parade launches at 6:30 at the C-15 Canal and travels south to the Hillsboro Bridge.