Holidays, Florida Style
See one of The Palm Beaches’ most colorful holiday traditions at the annual Holiday Boat Parade! A flotilla of brightly decorated boats line up and motor south. The parade begins at 6.30 pm near the Boynton Beach Inlet north of Gateway Blvd. and proceeds south to the C-15 canal in Delray Beach. The breakwater is perfect for seeing a moonrise over the Atlantic Ocean as participating boats of all sizes are adorned with lights, decorations, holiday displays, carolers and more. A panel of judges will award trophies and cash prizes in varying categories.
Get In the Holiday Spirit
The party starts even before the Holiday Boat Parade sets sail. The official watch location for the Holiday Boat Parade is theBoynton Harbor Marina. Activities there include music, family activities, a visit from Santa himself, and food and beverage available for purchase from Two Georges Restaurant. Other places to view the parade include Intracoastal Park, Jaycee Park, and Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park in Boynton Beach. Or, enjoy the light show over dinner at Two Georges, Banana Boat, Prime Catch, Che or Deck 84 & all offering spectacular Intracoastal Waterway views.
Toys for Tots
Each year, the BBCRA partners with Marine Industries and Sea Tow to collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. This is a wonderful opportunity to help a local child receive a gift during the holiday season. There will be boats traveling with the parade that will stop at individual docks along the parade route to collect toys. Simply waive a flashlight and a boat will come directly to you for pick-up. There will also be Toys for Tots donation boxes at the Boynton Harbor Marina, Banana Boat, Prime Catch, and Two Georges.