Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade | Know Before You Go

boca raton holiday parade

What's better than the holidays? For family, we come together and share our love for one another. For singles, it's cuffing season. For charities, it's giving season. We simply can't get enough of the joy, cheer, and goodwill that this time of year seems to bring. Perhaps the only thing better than the holidays, are the holidays planned properly. We all have memories of the holiday cliches: missed flights, dad's standing with their arms crossed and an open trash bag ready for gift wrap, the neurotic planning that goes around dinner, and even the ridiculous Black Friday bonanza. Simply put, Santa makes a list, checks it twice, and so should you before you come.

The 47th Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is on! Here's what you need to know.

When?

Saturday, December 18th. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where? 

The parade begins at the Delray/Boynton Intracoastal. Boca Raton viewers will be attending the parade at Red Reef ParkSpace is LIMITED! Plan accordingly.

parking

Parking opens at 4:00 PM sharp. Arrive early for choice parking. Ridesharing/carpooling is highly encouraged. Space will be limited and open to first come first serve. Bike racks will be provided for the many incoming cyclists we expect to attend the parade as well.

Seating

Limited bleacher seating will be available. Feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets for a closer view of the water. Click HERE for a map of the seating and facilities at Red Reef Park. Seating on the seawall is prohibited.

Traffic Alerts

The three major drawbridges will remain in the UP position for 45 minutes during parade. You will not be able to cross these major  Please see below for lift times.

  • Spanish River Bridge 6:50 PM
  • Palmetto Park 7:20 PM
  • Camino Real 7:30 PM

Pets

Pets are not allowed at the park. Be advised there will be fireworks at the event. Those with young children or suffering from psychological issues exacerbated by loud booms should prepare accordingly.

After the Event

Downtown Boca is open for business! Visit Royal Palm Place, Mizner Park, or any of the nearby bars, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. The party doesn't stop on the water! Enjoy your evening at the 47th Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade. We'll see you there!

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