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 22nd Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade benefiting Toys for Tots takes place December 3rd

 (NORTH PALM BEACH, FL)--A premier event of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC), the 22nd Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and 17th Annual “On the Water” Toys for Tots Drive kicks off this year’s holiday season on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in North Palm Beach.

The parade will stage and begin at the north end of the Lake Worth Lagoon and proceed north on the Intracoastal Waterway to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Tens of thousands of spectators will come out to enjoy the procession of more than 50 decorated vessels sparkling on the Intracoastal Waterway beneath a backdrop of traveling fireworks. There will be extended fireworks at North Palm Beach Marina, Jupiter’s Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk and Harbourside Place, plus a grand finale at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse courtesy of Square Grouper Tiki Bar, Jetty’s and U-Tiki.

This year we are excited to welcome local country singer/songwriter and American Idol finalist Emily Brooke as a grand marshal joining Mo and Sally from KOOL 105.5 on the Loggerhead Marina Grand Marshal Boat. Popular viewing locations also include: Juno Park, Bert Winters Park, Sawfish Bay Park, and Lighthouse Park.

The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade benefits the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots Program. Last year, the MIAPBC collected thousands of toys for needy children in Palm Beach County making this event one of the top toy collecting events in Palm Beach County. Toy donations can be dropped off at dozens of local businesses (listed at palmbeachboatparade.com), or picked up dockside during the parade by a fleet of marked toy boat volunteers by waving a flashlight.

Boat entries will be accepted through November 30. Boat entry is free and open to boats of all sizes. Judging is based on three factors: lights, enthusiasm and overall effect. The top three boats in each size category, plus “Best of Parade,” win a total of more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.

The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is produced and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. For more information and a list of all our sponsors and supporters, visit palmbeachboatparade.org, email alyssa@marinepbc.org, or call (561) 863-0012.

Media Contact: Alyssa Freeman, (561) 863-0012 or alyssa@marinepbc.org

 

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