A true Florida Christmas involves warm water and vessels strewn with Christmas lights. Holiday boat parades in Central Florida are a tropical tradition. Find a local waterway near you to experience this unique holiday event near Orlando.
CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADES
Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday, Dec. 1, 6pm – 9pm
Free to find a spot along the Halifax River.
Mount Dora’s Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7pm
Parade begins at Lighthouse on Grantham Point, Across from Gilbert Park on Tremain Street and Liberty Avenue, Downtown Mount Dora.
Sanford’s Annual Illuminated Holiday Boat Parade
Saturday, Dec. 8, 6pm – 8pm
Winter Park Christmas Boat Parade & Ski Show
Saturday, Dec. 15, 3pm – 8pm
Dinky Dock overlooking Lake Virginia
Ski display and show followed by a parade of decorated boats from homeowners along local lakes.
New Smyrna Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday, Dec. 15, 7pm – 9pm
New Smyrna, Canal Street