Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Intracoastal Waterway from Boynton Beach to Delray Beach

Holidays, Florida Style 
See one of The Palm Beaches' most colorful holiday traditions at the 48th Annual Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade! A flotilla of brightly decorated boats line up and motor south. The parade begins 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. There is an official watch party at Boynton Harbor Marina starting at 6:00 p.m., with music, family activities and a visit from Santa himself. Other places to view the parade include Intracoastal Park and Jaycee Park in Boynton Beach, and Veterans Park and Knowles Park in Delray 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. 

Boynton to Delray Boat Parade

The Holiday Boat Parade doubles as a Toys for Tots gift drive. You can support this spirit of generosity by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the watch party at Boynton Harbor Marina. Volunteers from Sea Tow and the U.S. Marines will be making dockside pick-ups along the parade route; when you see one of their boats, wave a flashlight and they will stop to collect your donation.

Shopping Galore
Boynton Beach and Delray Beach offer an array of independent boutiques and shopping centers. The eclectic shops of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach are the perfect place to find quirky, one-of-a-kind gifts. In Boynton Beach, Renaissance Commons and the adjacent Boynton Beach Mall make for a pleasant shopping excursion, complete with dining and entertainment to round out the experience.

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