Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

December 5, 2020

Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to Jupiter

Lighting Up the Holiday Season
Look up in the sky – not for Santa, but for fireworks, because that’s the 26th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade on its way! See boats festooned with dancing lights, holiday decorations and more than a few surprises as they make their way up the Intracoastal Waterway from the North Palm Beach Marina to Jupiter, led by a traveling fireworks display. In 2020 there will be family activities and extended fireworks at Jupiter's Riverwalk and Harbourside Place, with the grand finale taking place at the iconic Jupiter Lighthouse.

The Spirit of Giving
In addition to a festive kick-off to the holiday season, the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is also a water-based toy drive. For over 20 years, the parade has proudly partnered with the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots organization, collecting hundreds of thousands of unwrapped gifts for local kids in need. A "toy fleet" of boats with amber beacons and/or Toys for Tots signs will pull right up to docks along the parade route to pick up donations; just wave a flashlight to get their attention.

This year, the parade has also partnered with local charity Little Smiles to collect toys on dry land. Just drop your gift in Little Smiles boxes at local businesses throughout The Palm Beaches.

PB Boat Parade TRIO

Where to Sit and See
There will be plenty of public parks and places along the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade route to see the show: Juno Park, Bert Winters Park, Waterway Park, Sawfish Bay Park, Jupiter Riverwalk, Harbourside Place and Lighthouse Park. 

Or, grab dinner or drinks with a view and watch the festivities from waterside restaurants and bars like U-Tiki, Waterway Cafe, Jetty's or Square Grouper Tiki Bar.
Shopping for Everyone On Your List
Nearby Palm Beach Gardens is one of the most elegant shopping destinations in The Palm Beaches. Do all your holiday shopping at the area's many upscale shops, malls and open-air centers, including The Gardens Mall, Midtown and PGA Commons. 

Visit the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade website

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