holiday parade floats and participants

2021 Holiday Parade

city of boynton beach 50th paradeJoin us for the City's 50th Annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm in Downtown Boynton.  The parade will take place on Federal Highway.  It is expected to last about two hours.  Bring a chair, but please leave pets at home!  Interested in participating?

Click here to apply to participate in the 2021 Holiday Parade.

Free Parking will be available at the following locations, on a first come, first served basis - come early! Accessible parking is located just south of the Ace Hardware parking lot (510 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.). Parking attendants will be on hand to assist.

Road Closure Notice: The following roads will be closed on Sat., Dec. 4 from 12 pm – 8 pm to accommodate the Holiday Parade:

  • Federal Hwy. (Boynton Beach Blvd. to Woolbright Rd.)
  • All avenues between SE 1st St. east to SE 1st Ave. 

 An ASL interpreter will be provided.

In order to provide a high quality, entertaining parade for all ages, accepted entries must adhere to the following rules and regulations and may be asked to leave if not followed:

  • Culturally diverse holiday music from around the world is strongly encouraged. 
  • All mobile entries, including cars and trucks towing floats, must be completely decorated.
  • We have connections to the North Pole and Santa has promised an early visit to Downtown Boynton. He will make an appearance at the end of the parade to wish all the good boys and girls’ magical holidays (i.e. no Santas)!
  • This is a family event. Inappropriate performances and attire are prohibited.
  • Entries may be permitted to perform while walking the parade route IF the noise does not interfere with surrounding entries (TBD by Parade Committee).
  • Entries will be permitted to perform for no more than ONE MINUTE at the Judging area. To maintain the flow of the parade, those entries exceeding the permitted performance time, may be asked to stop performing and move forward. 
  • Drivers of any vehicle will be required to provide proof of license and insurance.
  • To maintain a family-friendly and safe event, entries are prohibited to:

     - throw and/or distribute candy
    - distribute any items such as flyers, pamphlets, tickets, etc.
    - consume alcohol in the line-up areas or on the parade route 
    - have pets

  •  Participants must agree to these rules and regulations in order to participate.

PLUS a coveted “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” Trophy and “MAYOR’S AWARD” Traveling Trophy
•    Outstanding Musical Performance
•    Outstanding Use of Innovation and/or Technology
•    Outstanding Artistic Design 
•    Outstanding Display of Fantasy and/or Imagination
•    Outstanding Depiction of Life in Boynton Beach
•    Outstanding Interpretation of  the Theme (“50th Year Parade”)
•    Outstanding Display of Entertainment
•    Outstanding Display of Showmanship
•    Most Whimsical
•    Most Creative 

 Winners will be announced the week after the parade.

nominate a grand marshal We need your help!
Nominate a Grand Marshal for the 50th Annual Holiday Parade • Nov. 3 - Nov. 22 at 12 pm
Vote for a Grand Marshal •  Nov. 23 - Nov. 30 at 4 pm
Cheer on the Grand Marshal • Holiday Parade, Dec. 4 at 4 pm

Do you know someone who has made a positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic in Boynton Beach? We are asking the community to nominate a local "hero" (any age) who lives or works in Boynton Beach City limits who has helped out or assisted a fellow resident during the pandemic. Assistance includes examples such as:

•    A neighbor who has delivered food to someone who is sick.
•    A tutor or teacher who has gone the extra mile to help a student.
•    A health professional who has worked tirelessly to care for patients.
•    A child who pitched in at home to help a family member.

Thank you for your interest. The nomination deadline has passed. 

Once all nominations have been received, we will ask the community to vote for their favorite nominee on the City's Facebook page. Based on those results, one nominee will be selected as the parade’s Grand Marshal. Runners-up will also have an opportunity to be included in the Holiday Parade. Nominees should expect to hear from the City on December 1. 

Questions? 561-742-6010.