The Palm Valley Boat Parade: North Florida’s Favorite Holiday Tradition!

Posted on by Lisa Barton to Around Town, New to Jacksonville

It's that time again! This Saturday, December 1st, is North Florida's favorite holiday tradition, a lighted waterfront spectacle covering over 7 miles of Palm Valley's Intracoastal Waterway.

For the last few decades, Palm Valley hosts an annual lighted boat parade to fire-up everyone as we welcome the holiday season! The Palm Valley Boat Parade can we enjoyed on your boat, dock, the 210 bridge overpass or along Roscoe. The lighted spectacle will start at approximately 6PM and will go until 9:30PM. Covering over 7 miles of Palm Valley's Intracoastal Waterway (both north and south of the 210 bridge), this event has been referred to as the Mardi Gras of lighted boat parades!

If you're interested in getting involved, the event is FREE for any boat type or dock size to participate but donations are gladly accepted! Make sure to register your dock or boat for prizes. To register online, go to

If you dont have access to the waterway, cozy-up around the 210 bridge area or make a reservation at Palm Valley Outdoors Bar & Grill, Valley Smoke, Barbara Jean's, Palm Valley Fish Camp or LuLu's Waterfront Grill.

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