NEWPORT BEACH, CA - DECEMBER 16: Boats in the 101st annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are lit with Christmas decorations as they move through through the night on December 16, 2009 in Newport Beach, California. The boats will travel a 14-mile circuit through Newport Harbor each night from December 16 through December 20. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Apollo Beach

Dec. 9th 6:00p- 9:00p

Tampa Sailing Squadron is the host for this community event. TSS will once again be opening their doors to the community for the parade and awards ceremony at our clubhouse at 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd in Apollo Beach. Chili cook off after the parade.



Manatee Holiday Boat Parade

Dec. 9th 6:30p

The parade of lighted boats begins at dusk near Snead Island. The route then proceeds east past the Bradenton Yacht Club, to Riverhouse Reef and Grill and the Regatta Pointe Marina. The parade turns south at the Green Bridge and moves onward to PIER 22  and the Twin Dolphin Marina. Public viewing sites are available from the Green Bridge Pier, Riverhouse Reef & Grill, PIER 22 and on the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton.



Dec. 9th 6:30p at Coachman Park

The decorated boats will assemble in Mandalay Channel located between Island Estates and Clearwater Beach at 6:00 pm.  At 6:30 pm, the lead boat will proceed northward through Mandalay Channel.  Then the parade will weave in and out of many of the Island Estate canals before heading over to Coachman Park around 8:00 PM. From there the boats will go under the new Memorial Causeway Bridge turning into the Clearwater Marina Channel before navigating to the Clearwater Yacht Club.



Dec. 2nd 6:00p – 9:00p

Dunedin Marina/Edgewater Park:
Ring in the holidays during this traditional waterfront celebration as decorated boats parade through the Marina at approximately 7pm. Enjoy holiday music and s’mores while waiting for Santa to arrive by boat and lead the countdown in the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree.



33nd Annual Alafia Lighted Boat Parade

December 2nd, 2017 5:00pm

Parade of lighted boats will start from the 301 bridge at 5:30 pm and the parade will continue past the Civic Center to “The Diddy” and then back past the civic center ending at River’s Edge Bar and Grill where the award ceremony for the best-decorated boats will be held. Santa will be there too.



Dec. 9th 6:30p

Hernando Beach Yacht Club annual Christmas boat parade will be leaving the dock at 6:30 p.m. It will be traveling down Marlin canal, Cheeks Creek canal and return, then Tarpon canal ending at the boat ramp.


Indian Rocks Beach

Dec 16th 6:30p


Madeira Beach

Dec 10th 6:30p

Lighted and decorated boats will light up the waterways. The parade will begin behind the Made Recreation field at 6:30 pm and end at John’s Pass.


New Port Richey

River of Lights Christmasl Boat Parade

December 2nd and 3rd  6:30pm

US Hwy 19 ( Catches Restaurant) to Sims Park.



Dec 2nd 5p

Traditionally occurring on the first Saturday in December, the Alafia Lighted Boat Parade has evolved to take various forms. This year’s parade will start at Williams Park and will conclude at River’s Edge for awards and a special VIP party.



Dec 9th

The 32nd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday December 09, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The best areas for viewing are Marina Jack Restaurant, Bay front Park, City Island and Centennial Park.


St Pete/South Pasadena

St. Pete Beach & South Pasadena Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Friday, December 8th 2017

Don your favorite holiday outfit and head to St. Pete Beach to watch lighted boats parade through our water ways – it’s how we celebrate the holidays in paradise! The Parade Viewing Party starts at 6 p.m. in Horan Park and includes music, hot chocolate, art projects for children, and a special visit from Santa. Admission is free.


St Pete/ Vina Del Mar

Pass-a-Grille/Vina Del Mar Parade

December 2nd, 2017 Dusk

801 Pass a Grill Way. The parade starts in Pass-A-Grille at the Merry Pier at Dusk 6:00 pm, Cash Prizes: Sail, Motor, Most Creative & Luckiest Boat. All forms can be downloaded by going to the Merry Pier website

Festivities start at the Merry Pier and Sea Horse Restaurant at5:00 pm,
Santa will be there for Pictures with the Kids.
The Fireman will be cooking Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
Luminaries along the sea wall
Carolers at the Merry Pier


St Petersburg

Friday, December 8, 2017

5p at Horan Park.


Tampa Riverwalk

Dec 23rd all along the Riverwalk


Tarpon Springs

Friday December 1st following Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs

8p with best viewing at Craig Park/Spring Bayou.


Treasure Island

Dec 15th 6:20p

Best public viewing areas for the Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade

  • 115th Avenue on Isle of Palms
  • Treasure Island Causeway Bridge
  • Kingfish Drive at John’s Pass (Gator’s Cafe & Saloon)
  • Blind Pass Bridge (between Treasure Island & St. Pete Beach)


Weeki Wachee

Weeki Wachee River Lighted Boat Parade

December 9th, 2017 5:30