It’s that time of the year again Florida Space Coasters!  You know, Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls.  Well, almost.  First, we all have to get through the tryptophan, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and everything else that is supposed to happen before we start to celebrate our Saviors birth.

One of the greatest traditions and joys about the Christmas season here in Brevard County, is our annual Boat Parades in and out and throughout the many many miles of waterways.  Residents sit on their docks or in their back yards along the Indian, Banana and Sykes Creek to watch the boats cruise by all decorated.  Some of our boaters go all out to the top with the decorations too!

So, mark your calendars for the closest boat parade near you!  If you don’t live on the water, find a neighbor or friend who does so you can sit back and watch the festivities!

Each year, we have a Christmas Boat Parade party at our home and invite some friends over for Christmas cookies, hotty toddy’s and hot cocoa!

Merry Christmas Brevard County – Florida Space Coast Style!

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December 10th, 2016 6:00 pm

The date for the Cocoa Beach Christmas boat parade is set for December 10th, beginning at 6 pm.The boats begin lining up around 5:45 PM on the south side of 520.
For more information, please contact: Walter & Lyn Blaser: 783-1207,

Cape Canaveral

Port Canaveral Christmas Boat Parade

December 18th, 2015 7:00 pm

Beginning at the locks and continuing past all of the restaurants to Jetty Park and back to the locks. Captains meeting will be at the Port Canaveral Yacht Club Dec 5th at 6:00 pm. Registration required @ Fishlips Monday 14- Thursday 17, 5-9 PM!  For more information or email    Printable Flyer here.  

Merritt Island

Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade

December 17th, 2016 6:00

The Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade will take place on December 17th, 2016 . For more information contact Kim Johnson at 453-5149 or 720-9147
or Kenny Buback at 454-9024

The Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade Captain’s Meeting
DATE: Monday, December 12/2016
INFO:  6:00 pm Karen Rood Bldg (near the boat ramp) at Kiwanis Island, Merritt Island Open to the public.

Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach Christmas Boat Parade

December  17    Boat Parade

The Banana River Power Squadron will sponsor the 2016 Holiday Boat Parade. Participants should start assembling at 6pm at the north end of Satellite Beach’s Grand Canal and travel south.

** Please note that some communities have not issued their annual Boat Parade dates and times at the time we have written this.  As dates come available, we will update this post.

Thank you!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all of our friends here on Florida’s Space Coast!

Brevard County Boat Parades