Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade & Tree Lighting

Dec 2, 2023
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Kick off the holiday season with our annual waterfront celebration as whimsically decorated and illuminated boats launch from Loggerhead Marker 1 Marina and parade along the intercoastal towards Dunedin Marina, leading up to the much-anticipated arrival of Santa where he joyfully greets and delights the children. This event is free and welcomes all ages.

Throughout the night, enjoy greetings from City dignitaries, holiday music, tasty seafood treats from Olde Bay Café, all while getting to roast marshmallows to create a s'more. The night concludes with the lighting of the magnificent Christmas tree symbolizing the beginning of all the wonderful holiday offerings that makes Dunedin so delightful this time of year.

The boat parade begins 6:00 pm in the waterway outside Loggerhead Marker 1 Marina, then travels south along the intracoastal to Union Street, and returns north to conclude at the Dunedin Marina. Boats will arrive at Dunedin Marina at approximately 7:00 pm.

Event Category

  • Festivals
  • Food + Drink
  • Kids

Guest Information

  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission