Santa In A Parade And Lights On The Water!

The Cocoa Beach Christmas Parade is today!

The parade starts at 1:30 PM at the site of the old glass bank building and proceeds south on A1A. We have it on good authority that Santa (or one of his most able helpers) will be in the parade so it is always good to watch the parade with your friends and neighbors lest Santa thinks you are grinch-like and be put on the naughty list.

While Cocoa Beach has their parade in the day, later in the evening the annual Cocoa Beach Boat Parade which is sponsored by the Cocoa Beach Rotary Club.

(image courtesy Cocoa Beach Rotary Club)


Definitely one of the cooler events in the area, you don’t to live on the river or be a participant to watch this parade of boats “decked out” in festive lights.

The Rotary Club recommends some alternative viewing spots as:

Sunset Cafe – 520 and Banana River

Wildlife Watersports, 129 Manatee Lane

End of S. Banana River Blvd.

Cove Park, 540 McNabb Pkwy (just west of the end of 3rd St. North)

There is a map available of the route as well.

It’s a fun time no matter what event you choose and double the fun if you choose both. You can even watch the parade, walk along the beach, get some food at any one of the yummy places to eat in Cocoa Beach and then watch the boat parade. It’s a great cure for the feeling of being rushed and overwhelmed by the holidays. Besides, what kid – whether a 3 year old up to a person 100 years old – doesn’t like parades, lights and Santa?

Hope to see you there!

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