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Christmas and Holiday Boat Parades in St. Petersburg, FL

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Families in St. Petersburg, FL will have no trouble finding Christmas Parades to enjoy this holiday season. Santa even makes an appearance at many of these parade events.

Whether you’re looking for a parade on land or on water, you’ll find several during the month of December.

Check out our list of St. Petersburg Holiday Parades that are free and family-friendly.


1. St. Petersburg Santa Parade

St. Petersburg’s Annual Santa Parade kicks off from Central Ave. and 5th St. travels east to Bayshore Dr. then turns north ending at 5th Ave. N. Free family fun, bands, floats and much more will delight the spectators.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10 a.m.

See the latest Christmas Parade details on the event website.


2. Boat Parade and Winter Festival in the Park

Boat Parade Viewing Party to include: live music, art projects for children, and a special visit from SANTA!!!
Date:  Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 6pm

Boat Parade Route
Boater Participation Information & Application

See the latest Christmas Parade details on the event website.


3. Christmas Parade and Santa’s Visit to Whoville

Join Santa along this year’s Christmas parade route in St. Petersburg! The Parade starts at St. Pete Beach City Hall (155 Corey Ave) and heads west down Corey Ave, south on Blind Pass Rd, east on 73rd to Bay St and back to City Hall.

Santa will finish the parade route at the St. Pete Beach Library (365 73rd Ave) to meet with all the Whos in Whoville. While at the library, enjoy Grinch themed crafts, face painting and light refreshments. An interactive holiday movie “The Grinch that Stole Christmas” will be shown at 11am.
– Best parade viewing areas will be along Corey Ave and at the Library
– Parking available at the Community Center
Date:  Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 9am
Parade Route
Parade Participation Application

See the latest Christmas Parade details on the event website.


4. Annual Illuminated Boat Parade (Downtown, St. Petersburg)

December 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Illuminated Boat Parade

500 Bayshore Drive NE, South end of Park-North side of Vinoy Basin, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

30th Annual Illuminated Boat Parade is a great collection of boats decorated for the holidays. The event is free to view from anywhere around the Vinoy Basin.

Parade-goers can get a good look all along the waterfront with the best spots will be near Albert Whitted Airport, Spa Beach, Vinoy Yacht Basin and Vinoy Park. Free and family-friendly!

See the latest boat parade details.


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