This year, Jacksonville, Florida hosted its 30th annual Christmas parade.
Every year, hundreds of Jacksonville residents gather along the banks of the St. Johns River for Community First of Jacksonville’s Light Boat Parade.
One of the perks that snowbirds enjoy once they move to Florida is not having to deal with the snow. To take the place of snow on Christmas, Floridians host Christmas boat parades on the water. These Christmas boat parades can be found throughout the entire state of Florida and typically even end with fireworks.
Boat parade spectator Joseph Dennison, says that the Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade is, “It’s fantastic, I’ve been coming down here for the last six years, I love Jacksonville, love the Landing, love Christmastime.”
From canoes and kayaks, to sailboats and houseboats, the 2014 Light Boat Parade featured over 70 boats and all of them got to participate in the light boat contest.
If you are moving to Jacksonville before next year’s event and you own a boat, consider entering into the community’s traditional event. If you do not own a boat, make sure that you and your family get lounge chairs and pack a picnic dinner, so that you can enjoy the show and enjoy a Floridian Christmas tradition.