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Rain Or Shine! Saturday, December 3, 2022

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A Thank You to All of Our 2021 Sponsors!

Free to Enter $10,000+ in Cash and Prizes Benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles

A premier event of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) and gift to the community, the 2022. Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, December 3, 2022!

Judging is based on three main factors: lights, enthusiasm, and themed decor. There are thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be given away to the top three boats in each category! In addition to prizes, the Best of Parade boat will take home $500 cash, plus another $500 if they are a Boater Member with the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County. The Fan Favorite boat will also win $500 cash.

The grand finale will take place at the Jupiter Lighthouse.

What: 28th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and 23nd Annual Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles.

Where: The parade, led by a Zambelli traveling fireworks display navigates up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

When: Saturday, December 3th, 2022. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and arrives in Jupiter at approximately 8 p.m.

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Free to Enter $10,000+ in Cash and Prizes Benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles

A premier event of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) and gift to the community, the2022. Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season onSaturday, December 3, 2022!

Judging is based on three main factors: lights, enthusiasm, and themed decor. There are thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be given away to the top three boats in each category! In addition to prizes, the Best of Parade boat will take home $500 cash, plus another $500 if they are a Boater Member with the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County. The Fan Favorite boat will also win $500 cash. The grand finale will take place at the Jupiter Lighthouse.

What: 28th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and 23nd Annual Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles.

Where: The parade, led by a Zambelli traveling fireworks display navigates up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

When: Saturday, December 3th, 2022. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and arrives in Jupiter at approximately 8 p.m. Track Parade In Real Time

Bridge Openings

Due to weather, winds, tides and currents we cannot predict the EXACT time bridges along the parade route will be opening and closing. Here are our best estimates based on past parades. Our permits allow for a one (1) hour opening.

Parker Bridge will open around 6:00 p.m.

PGA Bridge will open around 6:15 p.m.

Donald Ross Bridge will open around 7:00 p.m.

Indiantown Road Bridge will open sometime around 7:30 p.m.

Jupiter Federal Bridge Will open around 7:45 p.m.

COVID Information

Boats: MIAPBC will let all boating captains know of any current PBC ordinance that pertains to boating.

Parade Route: The community is encouraged to view the parade live via the WPBF Facebook page, the WPBF mobile app (iPhone or Android), or the WPBF website at www.wpbf.com. Those who watch the parade in-person along the parade route are encouraged to socially distance and follow CDC guidelines.

Parade Map and Viewing Sites

The grand finale will take place at the Jupiter Lighthouse. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Aside from private viewing parties with family and friends who live on the water, there are a variety of great waterfront locations along the parade route. These open-to-the-public viewing sites stretch from North Palm Beach to Jupiter and include:

We hope that if you have a boat you'll be part of the parade, but if for some reason you are not and still want to view the parade by boat, we suggest viewing from Ski Beach or anywhere else between Donald Ross Rd. and Indiantown Rd. where you won't be in the way of the parade. If you choose to anchor in front of North Palm Beach Marina or North Palm Beach Country Club, law enforcement officers will ask you to move.

Annual Toy Drive

22nd Annual TOY DRIVE BENEFITING TOYS FOR TOTS AND LITTLE SMILES

This year's parade marks the 22nd anniversary of the partnership between the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots organization, plus more recently Little Smiles. The MIAPBC is proud to have collected tens of thousands of new, unwrapped gifts for local children in need.

A "toy fleet" of boats from Tow Boat, Sea Tow, and other volunteers traveling along the parade route will make convenient dockside pickups during the parade. Just wave a flashlight when you see a boat with a flashing amber beacon and/or Toys for Tots signage. The uniformed Marines and volunteers will pull right up to your dock to collect donations. Whether you are heading to a parade viewing party, or planning your own, don't forget to bring a new, unwrapped gift!

In the weeks before and after the parade there will be several Little Smiles boxes located at businesses throughout the community to help make toy donations more convenient. Please print and fill out the form below if you are interested in having a box at your business.

12,912 Donated Toys Last Year

Drop Off Locations

Please select your city in the box below to see the drop off locations near you.

2021 Fan Favorite / Best of Parade

Fan Favorite Boat

2021 Boat Parade Winners

BEST OF PARADE
Nailed It 21
FAN FAVORITE
Nailed It 21
UNDER 25'
1st Teazer Too 34
2nd 23 ft Sea Hunt 18
3rd Ice Ice Baby 27
25' - 35'
1st Nookie Time 19
2nd Eagles Nest 33
3rd Miss B Havin 15
OVER 35'
1st Nauti Kitty 37
2nd Dig - In - Life 23
3rd Egret 26
CORPORATE
1st Food Yacht 57
2nd The Detail Dude 4
3rd Blue Heron 2 1

2021 Photo Albums

2021 Awards Ceremony

MIA Boat Parade

VIP Viewing Party

Boats

Kick Off Party

Captains Meeting

 

2020 Photo Albums

Boats in Parade I

Boats in Parade II

Boat Parade Awards Dinner

Kick-off Party

VIP Viewing Party

Captain's Meeting

 

2019 Photo Albums

Kick-off Party

Captain's Meeting

Boat Parade Boats

Boat Parade Jupiter

Boat Parade VIP Viewing Party

Boat Parade Awards Party

 

2018 Photo Album

Awards Ceremony