It’s that time of year!  Celebrate the Christmas season Florida style.  We might not have snow, but the lights will dazzle you at these upcoming boat parades around Tampa Bay. Here is a list of 2021 Tampa Bay Christmas Boat Parades you can check out this year.

December 3
Tarpon Springs Illuminated Boat Parade
The boats will sail down the Anclote River at 6:30pm. A great place to watch is Craig Park/Spring Bayou.

December 4
Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade
The procession heads through the Dunedin Marina and Edgewater Park.

Treasure Island Holiday Boat Parade
The parade begins at Marker 14 on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. A good viewing spot is the City of Treasure Island Golf Course at Treasure Bay.

December 11
Apollo Beach Lighted Boat Parade and Chili Cook-Off
How do you set your parade apart? Add chili. Love it!  Starts at 6pm.

Clearwater Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Head to Coachman Park around 8:30 p.m.!

55th Annual Festival of Lights Illuminated Boat Parade in Madeira Beach
Starting at John’s Pass. Head to ROC park for the best view.

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Tampa Riverwalk Lighted Boat Parade
Lots of great spots to watch including Davis Island, Harbour Island and the Channelside District.

Sunday, December 19, 2021
Redington Beach and Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade
Find a spot near the Tom Stuart Causeway.

Written by Geno Knight

Hear more about all of the 2021 Tampa Bay Christmas Boat Parades (6:39) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. You can also learn more about holiday events, like Enchant Christmas St. Petersburg, (:54) Curbside Comedy (3:27).

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