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Holiday Parades on the Emerald Coast

November 29, 2021

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! 

Find out more: https://www.blackwaterpyrates.com/copy-of-christmas-lighted-boat-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! 

Find out more: https://www.navarrechamber.com/events/details/27th-annual-christmas-in-the-park-and-navarre-community-christmas-parade-21932


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.”

Find out more: https://niceville.com/2021-niceville-christmas-parade-is-december-4/ 


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?