Parades are one of those things that people never seem to get tired of. Parade after parade, year after year, and somehow they always manage to put smiles on people's faces. If you love parades, then this post is for you. Here is a list of some of the parades happening on the Emerald Coast this holiday season.
The Blackwater Pyrates Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks
When: 6 PM on December 3, 2021
Where: Russel Harbor Park in Milton
Special notes: Enjoy fireworks following the parade!
Crestview Christmas Parade
When: 5:30 PM on December 4, 2021
Where: Historic Downtown Crestview
Special notes: The theme this year is “Songs of Christmas.” How fun!
Find out more: https://www.downtowncrestview.org/
Christmas in the Park and Navarre Community Parade
When: 1 PM on December 4, 2021
Where: Navarre Park (Navarre Beach)
Special notes: This event will feature appearances by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Grinch. There will be free baked goods and hot beverages after the parade. This year’s theme is Joy to the World!
Niceville Valparaiso Annual Community Christmas Parade
When: 10 AM on December 4, 2021
Where: John Sims Parkway in Niceville
Special notes: The parade’s theme is “Serve to Change Lives.”
Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade
When: 6:30 PM on December 6, 2021
Where: Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach
Special notes: This year's theme is Christmas Characters! Try to spot your favorite character as you watch the parade!
Find out more: https://www.fwb.org/parksrec/page/2021-christmas-parade
Destin Boat Parade
When: December 12, 2021
Where: Destin Harbor
Special notes: This parade is part of a day-long celebration. Enjoy visits with Santa from noon to 4 PM, the boat parade at 6 PM, and fireworks at the conclusion of the parade, plus varied live entertainment throughout the day!
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/HarborWalkVillageDestin/
Niceville Valparaiso Rotary Club Christmas Boat Parade
When: 5:30 PM on December 19, 2021
Where: Emerald Coast Marine
Special notes: This event features an awesome boat parade, displays of holiday lights, and the Splashboard Media Boat- which will use its 30-foot jumbo screen to play Christmas movie snippets. There will be free hot cocoa and visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves.
Find out more: https://nicevillevalparaisorotary.org/
Which parade are you most excited about?