Lighted Boat Parades Kick Off Holiday Festivities

lighted-boats-630x420One thing we can be thankful for is that it is almost time for the lighted boat parades to usher in the holiday season. Beginning December 2, there is a boat parade – or more – scheduled almost every weekend throughout the month.

December 2

St. Pete Beach Boat Parade and Winter Festival in the Park

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Horan Park next to St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr.


December 3

Pass-A-Grille and Vina Del Mar Boat Parade

Time: Dusk/6 p.m.

Location: Begins at Merry Pier, 801 Pass-A-Grille Way


December 10

Gulfport & Boca Ciega Yacht Club’s 31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Begins at Gulfport Municipal Marina, passes by the Boca Ciega Yacht Club clubhouse, then proceeds to Williams Pier, Town Shores and Pasadena Yacht Club


Madeira Beach Festival of Lights Holiday Boat Parade

Time: Dusk/7:00 p.m.

Location: Begins behind the Madeira Beach Recreation Center, 200 Rex Pl. and ends at John’s Pass Village


St. Petersburg 30th Annual Illuminated Boat Parade

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: The parade sails around the Pier and into the Vinoy Basin.


December 11

Treasure Island’s Lighted Boat Parade

Time: 6:20 p.m.

Location: Boats will depart from The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, sail past the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge and end at John’s Pass


Redington Beach/Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Starts at Tom Stuart Causeway docking to The Pub restaurant in Indian Shores.


December 17

30th Annual Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Begins at Holiday Inn Harbourside





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