Intracoastal Waterway from Boynton Beach to Delray Beach
December 9, 2022
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. All local boaters are invited to participate at this year’s Holiday Boat Parade. Entry is free! Download the entry form here.
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 the Boynton 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.
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, the Boynton Beach Mall makes for a pleasant shopping excursion, complete with dining and entertainment to round out the experience.
Learn More About the 2022 Holiday Boat Parade.