by Gregg Amaral
on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 2:11pm.
THE TIME IS HERE!!!
Come check out the 25th annual Christmas boat parade starting in North Palm Beach and ending in Jupiter. Come see all the boats parade through the Intracoastal waterway lit up from mast to keel. There are multiple viewing locations to sit back, enjoy a glass of wine, munch on some food, and watch the boats cruise by.
Here are some of the viewing locations:
Harbourside Place Jupiter Riverwalk Sawfish Bay Park Lighthouse Park Inlet Village Waterway Park Lagoon Bridge
Bring a Toy The parade will have a water-based toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. A “toy fleet” of boats will travel along the parade route and 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!
Tentative Scheduled Bridge Openings
Due to weather, winds, tides and currents we cannot predict the EXACT time bridges along the parade route will be going up and down. Here are our best estimates based on past parades.
Donald Ross Bridge - Will open for the boats sometime between 7:15 and 7:30. Our permit allows for a 45 minute opening.
Indiantown Road Bridge - Will open for the boats sometime between 8:00 and 8:15. Our permit allows for a 45 minute opening.
Jupiter Federal Bridge - Will open for the boats sometime between 8:15 and 8:30. Our permit allows for a 45 minute opening.
Here is the location for the start and finish of the boat parade for optimal viewing.